Ed Sheeran Hints When New Taylor Swift Music is Coming, Reveals Nearly Career-Ending Injury in BBC Interview

In line with the new album Ed Sheeran will be releasing March 3 (titled Divide, styled ÷), the ginger-haired Brit stopped by BBC to discuss his new material. But instead of revealing any deep secrets about the tracks on ÷, Sheeran opted to drop some hints about his good friend Taylor Swift as well detailing the incident that could've prevented him from playing guitar for the rest of his life. 

After being asked what his high point of the past five years has been, Sheeran insisted that he has a feeling that 2017 is going to be his best year yet. Plus, he hardly sees any competition in the music world at the moment -- that is, at least until one of his super-famous friends returns.

"Taylor [Swift] isn't going to be releasing until probably the end of this year -- Christmas is the smartest time to release because that's when everyone buys records," he told the outlet. "So I've got a full year of just all Ed, all the time."

The full interview consisted of questions stemming from the titles of his ÷ tracks, with one probing the story of his worst injury -- which was way more physical than the one in the new song "Hearts Don't Break Around Here." Sheeran initially thought of the time a volcano nearly burned his foot off last year, but then quickly remembered he's had a much more detrimental injury in the past.

"I smashed a bottle of beer into my hand and got 12 stitches before a gig," Sheeran explained, not mentioning when exactly this happened. "Then I played the gig and split them open again while playing. It almost hit a tendon and meant I wouldn't be able to use this hand to play guitar ... I'm actually getting a bit twitchy thinking about it."

Fortunately for Sheeran and his Sheerios around the world, he avoided a career-ending injury, making it possible for him to record a new album and release it Friday (March 3). Especially with the projected time until the arrival of new Swift material, let the Sheeran takeover commence. 

Read Sheeran's full BBC interview here.

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