Ed Sheeran too ill for Swift tour?

Ed Sheeran has sparked health concerns ahead of his first supporting show tonight for Taylor Swift's Red Tour.

Ed Sheeran has sparked fears he won’t be in perfect health for the start of his tour with Taylor Swift tonight, after tweeting he’s “flucinating”.

The British singer-songwriter took to the social networking site to share his excitement at beginning the string of shows with the country songstress.

“Tomorrow I start the Red tour with @taylorswift13, goes on for 6 months. Can’t wait to play these cities and venues (sic),” he wrote, before sparking concerns for his health ahead of the tour kick off.

“Flucinating,” he posted today, adding: “this flu is making me dream the weirdest sh*t, dunno whats going on (sic).”

Many fans took to Twitter to send their well wishes ahead of Ed’s first concert at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

One user replied: “That doesnt sound good mate hope you feel better,” while another Tweet read: “Let’s hope he’s OK for tonight’s (and future) shows! (sic).”

Ed has come a long way in a short space of time. The A Team hitmaker has become one of the most acclaimed musicians in the industry, but the star recently revealed life wasn’t always plain sailing.

“I think everyone goes through a bit of bullying at school. Of course you get picked on for certain things, but I think it ends up being a positive. I was quite a weird kid when I was little, I wore big glasses, had hearing problems, had a stutter and I had ginger hair,” he told radio show Take 40.

“I am now a successful musician and I have nothing to complain about. So I have come out the other end and blossomed… When I went home and went to the pub and saw the people who used to be d**ks at school, it’s kind of depressing. They not only haven’t done anything but they don’t know that there is anything out there. They are so stuck in their little world. So I feel sad for them – they are kind of being bullied by life.”

Meanwhile, Ed has revealed he felt like a “stud” after being romantically linked to his touring partner.

Ed and Taylor famously get along great – with rumours circulating in the past that they are in fact dating. Despite dismissing such speculation, Ed says it feels great to be linked to such an attractive lady.

“I did go to her hotel, I did stay there ’til four and I did leave in the same clothes. But I was playing her my new record. It was strictly that kind of thing. Literally, I went in there and we passed the guitar back and forth and played songs to each other,” he told New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ.

“The thing that impressed me with the media is that because they wrote about it, my mates believed it. And my mates are texting me being like, ‘Is it true?’ so I said it wasn’t but the fact that people can believe it makes me feel like a bit of a stud, you know? I’ve got to be honest because one of my best friends [Harry Styles] did date her. I’m not that kind of guy. But the fact that people believed it impressed me a little bit.

“Six months on the road with someone, that could get a bit awkward.”
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Wednesday, 13. March 2013