Singer Ed Sheeran says he may not have changed that much after becoming famous as much as his popularity changed people around him.
In an interview with OK! magazine, the 26-year-old musician says money accompanied with fame often messes up lives. “It (fame) changed the people around me more than it changed me. And that in turn changes you because when the people around you change towards you, you can get very paranoid. Fame is a weird thing,” said Sheeran.
The Shape of You singer adds he would rather use his money and fame to support his near and dear ones and the causes which are close to his heart.
“I have more value on my friends and family being OK. A lot of my money goes to charity or to children’s hospitals near where I live,” he added.
Ed Sheeran will be on the HBO hit, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss announced at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday. The producers said the “Shape of You” singer is a favorite of star Maisie Williams. “For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie and this year we finally did it,” Benioff said.
Earlier, when fulltime busker Charlotte Campbell uploaded a 15-second cover of Ed Sheeran’s Castle On The Hill to her Facebook page, she never expected the events that would follow.
While Ms Campbell saw the video as a tribute to one of her favourite artists, Sheeran’s record label, Atlantic/Warner, didn’t agree and flagged the clip for copyright infringement.
Ms Campbell was hit with a three day ban from her Facebook page and the threat of a permanent block if she was caught for copyright infringement again
After hearing of the ban, the English singer-songwriter contacted her Facebook page to offer his support.
“Just seen your video, it definitely has nothing to do with me, i bloody love seeing people cover my songs, one of the best things i get out of this job is seeing other people find enjoyment too,” Ed Sheeran wrote.