Ed Sheeran Explains UK Absence After Playing Summertime Ball 2013 - Video

10 June 2013, 16:08 | Updated: 13 June 2013, 14:55

The 'A Team' singer reveals all about his brief visit back in the UK to join Taylor on stage at the Ball.

Ed Sheeran says his performance at the Summertime Ball 2013 was one of the only ones he will do in the UK this year because he wants to give the public "a break".

The 'Lego House' singer was one of the surprise special guests at Wembley Stadium on Sunday night (9th June) when he joined Taylor Swift for a performance of 'Everything Has Changed', and Ed has now confirmed he is headed straight back to the US to continue supporting the American superstar on tour.

"I'm leaving tomorrow morning, so it's very cruel!" Ed told Capital FM's Max at the Ball. "They were like, you can come back but for two days and then you have to go back.

"So I've just fit in a lot of friends and family time since I've been here.

"The reason I wasn't doing any performances this year in England is, I think it's important to give the public a break sometimes," Ed explained. "I mean I was doing everything and I was everywhere."

Check out a picture of Ed Sheeran out fresh from the Summertime Ball 2013 last night below (Credit: Rex Features):

The 'A Team' singer is now set to continue supporting Taylor on her 'Red' North American tour, while his new album is expected out in early 2014.

Watch Ed Sheeran chatting to Capital FM's Max at the Summertime Ball 2013 below:


Keep it Capital as we recap all the action from Wembley Stadium in our Summertime Ball area.

Tune into Capital TV, on Sky channel 388 and Freesat 517, tonight (10th June) from 7pm for all the best bits from the Summertime Ball.