Ed Sheeran: "I Almost Quit Music"

31 December 2011, 11:43

The 'Lego House' singer reveals that he almost left the industry to pursue an acting career.

Ed Sheeran has admitted that he almost gave up on his music career to become an actor.

'The A Team' singer told Capital FM that it was whilst auditioning for a TV show that he gave himself a personal ultimatum.

"I wanted to be an actor at one point. I auditioned for a programme called Britannia High back in the day as an actor. At that point I was like if I get this I'll stop music and be an actor and if I don't get this I'll stop acting and be a musician."

The 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' star also confessed that he wasn't as focused on music at the time, and once he failed the audition decided to take it more seriously.

"I wasn’t really serious doing music at the time, and then when I didn't get in I was just kinda like 'screw it' I'll start singing properly," he added.

Ed has since gone on to achieve double platinum success with his debut album '+', which has produced the hits 'The A Team', You Need Me, I Don't Need You' and 'Lego House'.