Sheeran’s uncle gave him ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ when he was nine years old. Ed Sheeran has said that Eminem’s music helped him “cure” his childhood stutter. Sheeran told The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday (May 10) about how his uncle gave him the rapper’s legendary record ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ when he was nine years old. He found that rhyming along to the songs helped him stammer less, even though he was also receiving speech treatment at the time.
“[My uncle] just told my father, ‘This guy is going to be the next Bob Dylan.'” “You have to let him listen,” he replied. “And by learning that record – and rapping it back to back to back – it cured my stutter.” [Source: MusicNews] Sheeran also stated that he told Eminem about the story. “I think it’s different with Eminem because he is quite reclusive, doesn’t see or meet that many people,” he stated. “I’ve known him for six years now, and we’ve done three songs together, and I’ve played onstage with him twice.” He’s another person I can relate to because he still lives in his hometown and has his eco-system around him.” Sheeran sang ‘Stan’ with Eminem at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last year.
“I remember getting the call to do it,” Sheeran remarked of the performance. I was filming… 14 song videos in a row… It was on my day off from shooting music videos, and I was like, ‘I can’t say no. I can’t.’ “So I got a plane right after my music video, flew there for the song, and then flew back that night.” It was well worth the effort.” Sheeran’s fifth studio album, ‘Subtract,’ was published last week and has become the fastest-selling album of 2023.
Sheeran has rejected reports that he refused to perform at King Charles III’s coronation ceremony this past weekend (May 7). Furthermore, he stated on SiriusXM that he did not attend the performance because he did not receive an invitation. “No one ever asked me (to perform),” he explained, explaining his whereabouts for the historic event. “I assume if they went online and said ‘What’s Ed doing on May 6’, they would go ‘Oh, he’s playing in Dallas.'” That’s what I believe happened.”