British pop sensation Ed Sheeran has been placed on vocal rest by doctors and instructed to use a whiteboard to communicate between performances.
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer songwriter has just finished the Asian leg of his tour and is currently in Australia but is having vocal problems and has been ordered by a specialist to stop talking when he is not on stage.
He made the announcement to fans via Twitter, writing “Been told by the vocal doc not to talk at all between shows and they’re giving me a white board to communicate with, could prove interesting.” The post does not mention how long he will remain on vocal rest but at this point there has been no word about any cancelations of tour dates in the immediate future by promoters.
Sheeran is currently in the middle of a sold out Australian tour and is mid way through a run of three shows at the Qantas Credit Union in Sydney before he heads to Melbourne to perform later on this week. He even found the time to stop by the set f famed Australian soap opera ‘Home and Away’ and reportedly may be appearing in an upcoming episode.
The news comes shortly after Sheeran’s announcement of his own record label Gingerbread. He dropped the exciting news during an interview on Nova FM, revealing that British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson was his first signing. He told them “I wanted Australia to be the launch pad because Australia is a country that I feel would really really dig Jamie.”
The singer is enthusiastic to sign more acts to Gingerbread’s roster: “I’m going to focus on this when I’m on tour next year. Hopefully the acts will be up and running by the time I take time off.”