Ed Sheeran says Eminem ‘cured’ his childhood stutter as he opens up about friendship with rapper
Ed Sheeran has opened up about the personal impact that Eminem’s music had on him growing up and said it helped him cure his stutter.
Appearing as a guest on The Howard Stern Show, the Shape Of You singer, 32, recalled the life-changing moment he was gifted a copy of the rapper’s The Marshall Mathers LP.
“By learning that record and rapping it back to back to back to back, it cured my stutter,” Sheeran told the astounded host.
The Suffolk-based star has previously spoken about his stutter, explaining in a 2015 interview that it developed after he underwent laser surgery to remove a facial birthmark.
“One day, they forgot to put the anaesthetic on, and ever since then, I had a stutter,” Sheeran said at the time.
Elsewhere in his chat with Stern, Sheeran spoke about how his life came full circle when he actually formed a friendship with Eminem after first meeting him in 2017.
He said: “I think it’s different with Eminem because he is quite reclusive, doesn’t see or meet that many people,” Sheeran said.
“I’ve known him now six years and we’ve done three songs together, I’ve played with him twice on stage. He’s another person I really relate to, as he lives in his hometown still and has his ecosystem around him.”