Ed Sheeran has admitted that eating huge portions in America made him “fat” and that he once had to throw up a projectile after winning an ice cream contest while staying with Taylor Swift.
The superstar, 30, said he is now asking for the size of his meals to be “halved” when he visits the United States after arriving in an effort to keep up with the country’s oversized portions.
In 2013, Taylor, 31, encouraged Ed to complete the Big Kahuna Challenge in Rhode Island, which led to him becoming violently ill after measuring two quarts of chocolate ice cream topped with gummy bears.
‘I used to finish them’: Ed Sheeran has admitted eating huge portions in America made him ‘fat’ and now asks to ‘halve’ the size of his meals when he visits the United States (pictured in 2017)
Ed said, “I used to be a pizza and chips guy and that’s all I ate, but when I started traveling the world it was my thing when a whole culture goes ‘this is our thing’ and ‘we love it’ I’m going to try it because if you go to a restaurant and there’s a chef who specializes in something, then it must be good.
“We’ve never wasted anything and that’s the hardest thing about eating in America because the portion sizes are huge. I used to always finish them, but then I became a big dick and now when I go back I have to ask if you can cut it in half or quarter it.”
The Bad Habits singer recalled being “pressured” to impress Taylor and a group of her fans who witnessed him take on the ice cream challenge, ending with “shivering” and “sick all over the floor.” to be’.
Speaking to Ed Gamble and James Acaster on the Off Menu podcast, he said: “I was 22 and on tour with Taylor Swift and she invited my family to stay with her. She had invited us to her house in Rhode Island and so we came there, and she said there’s a great little ice cream parlor in town.
‘I started shivering’: In 2013, Taylor encouraged Ed to complete the Big Kahuna Challenge in Rhode Island, which led to him becoming violently ill after measuring two quarts of ice cream (pictured in 2019)
‘I vomited a projectile out of my nose’: Ed recalled being ‘pressured’ to impress Taylor and a group of her fans who watched him take on the eating challenge (pictured in 2016)
“We went there, and they had an ice cream eating contest called the Big Kahuna Challenge and right now I was like, ‘I can do this, I know I can do this, and it was something crazy like two liters of ice cream and I was like, ‘ I can do that.
I’m there with Taylor and my brother and they bring this ice cream out but you have to add toppings and I said stupid gummy bears that will fill you up so I start eating this thing and I’m halfway through and go ‘I’m this killing’ and because it’s Taylor, a lot of fans showed up, so eventually there’s 20-30 young girls saying ‘you can do it Ed!’
“I get to three quarters and I start shivering and I’m like man, this is actually really fucked up and I’m shivering right there, and I got a quart of ice cream in me with these gummy bears but I got the pressure of these kids watching me and Taylor playing Eye of the Tiger and my brother still says to this day and I’ve accomplished a lot in my life my brother still says he’s the proudest ever when I was the Big Kahuna Challenge completed.
“I finish it and everyone says ‘yay!’ and i say i have to go to the toilet and when i say that i vomited a projectile from my nose, ice cream and its chocolate ice cream and it goes all over the floor of the toilet. And I think there’s 20 kids here and they’ll think I’m s***ing all over the floor, then I’d have to clean it up.’
‘I have a very addictive personality’: After reducing his portion sizes, Ed, who admitted to having ice cream and martini showers before, looks noticeably slimmer (photo 2021)
During an appearance on a Swedish TV show this week, Ed confessed to having ice cream and martinis that made him physically ill in the past.
He said, ‘I have a very addictive personality. Very, very addictive personality. I’m reading Elton John’s book right now and there are so many things he did that I do.
“He’d say, ‘I’d just eat ice cream and eat four f****** desserts until I throw up,” and I was like, I’ve done that before.
“Or his martini showers, where he sees how much he can drink. And I’m like, I’ve done that before.’
Ed, whose new album = is out later this month, revealed that he sends a stack of ten lasagnas to friends when they give birth after becoming a father himself, making him realize that mothers are often “forgotten” because gifts are usually for the baby.
‘Birth itself is pretty f***ed up’: Ed, who is married to Cherry Seaborn, sends a stack of ten lasagnas to friends when they give birth after realizing that mothers are often ‘forgotten’ because gifts are usually for the baby (pictured in 2017)
He said, ‘Everyone sends stuff for the babies first, but they always forget about the mother.
“It’s a huge change and a huge shift and the birth itself is pretty screwed up and the best thing you can do is send scented candles or some nice bath salts and frozen lasagnas so they can put it in the freezer and not think about it so I usually send a stack of ten – it’s forward thinking. I say I realized I was having a child.’
The songwriter announced the birth of his daughter Lyra last year, who he shares with his wife Cherry Seaborn.
He said friends sent unusual cards congratulating him on the arrival of his daughter, including designs featuring his face, with which he has no commercial ties.
He said, ‘There are unofficial cards from me, that’s a loaf of bread with my face on it and it looks like someone is being paid for it, but it’s not me.
“I get them as birthday cards, there’s one that also says Egg Sheeran with me on an egg, but they’re like Marks & Spencer and stuff and I see them and I’m like who’s cutting this because it’s not us .
“I was sent them as cards because when my daughter was born I’d be ‘congratulations’, I’d open one and think it’s such a weird card to send.”