Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Buster Bloodvessel has piled on the pounds again ahead of a 26-gig UK tour kicking off in Coventry on October 14. READ MORE: Lewis Capaldi 'forced' out of 'hell hole' £1.6m home Ed Sheeran 'told him to buy' His plight has not been helped by a new-found love of Bulgarian spirit rakia - a fruit brandy which can be 50% proof.Fans love his exploding waistline and taunt him with chants of "you fat b******" at every show.But he has not been able to get a check-up with a doctor and fears he may not live to finish his forthcoming tour.Buster, who at his heaviest weighed in at 34st, told the Daily Star: "A couple of times in my life I’ve been told I’m close to death."But during the Covid period I put weight back on, cooking three meals a day and not caring ‘cos I'd lost so much weight."I still can’t resist a proper fry-up breakfast and really like a good curry.
As for alcohol, I’m absolutely obsessed with a drink from Bulgaria called Rakia. I feel heavier than I was before."Unfortunately getting to see a doctor lately is like finding a piece of gold.’"Buster - whose real name is Douglas Woods - said he had always been a "big lad"."I was bullied at school and being called fat did offend me occasionally.
But I could stand up for myself. My tongue could be quite vicious."He used his looks to his advantage when he formed a band with eight school pals called Stoop Solo And The Sheet Starchers.Club bosses loved their "bunch of nutters" act and - after changing its name to Bad Manners and his to Buster Bloodvessel after a character from The Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour - they were signed by Magnet Records.They had four hit singles, two smash albums, famous fans included Princess Diana and the Kray Twins and they were seen as.Read more on dailystar.co.uk