Sheeran reportedly played for free "as a favor"
The ‘Shape Of You’ singer played a five-song set, as well as leading a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for Tilly Ramsay, at a James Bond-themed party hosted at Cuckoo Club in Mayfair, London.
Despite original reports suggesting that Ramsay paid Sheeran’s rumored fee of £500,000 for a private show, Metro subsequently claimed that he had played for free as “a favor”.
The move also conflicted with his announcement, made at the end of his ‘Divide’ tour this summer, of an 18-month hiatus from live gigs. Sheeran also made another surprise return to the stage alongside Japanese band ONE OK ROCK during their Tokyo gig earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp has said that the singer, who’s been named as the UK’s richest celebrity under 30, is conscious of “overkill”.
“I never want anyone to be bored of him. But I guess if he’s top of the charts then they’re possibly not,” he said.“You just want to make sure that’s a fair representation.”
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