Ed Sheeran’s scar story is completely fake, says his pal James Blunt

Isa Foltin/WireImageBy now, everyone knows how Ed Sheeran got his scar: he and Princess Beatrice and his pal James Blunt were goofing around, she pretended to knight James with a ceremonial sword, missed, and hit Ed instead.  Except…apparently, that never happened.

Speaking to Shortlist.com, James Blunt says that the entire story was something that he and Ed concocted after Ed hurt himself.  “Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself,” claims James. “We made a fancy story up; people fell for it. It was very embarrassing.”

Pressed to reveal exactly how much was made up, James says, “All of it. Apart from the actual scar. It’s bizarre that people fell for it.”  He cracks, “I blame him. He must be desperate – he’s trying to sell records.”

James admits that he was actually there at the time, but insists, “I didn’t do it! He cut himself and I just patched him up. It’s made him look prettier.”

During interviews, Ed has said he’s not allowed to confirm or discuss the Princess Beatrice version of events, and constantly jokes that it was James Blunt who gave him the scar, in an attempt to “get his pop career back.” 

Of course, the two men, who are good friends, may just be punking all of us.

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