Ed Sheeran recalls painful travel accident
Ed Sheeran ''melted the skin off'' his foot during his hiatus.
The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker took a year out to go travelling in 2016 and enjoyed himself touring Japan, the West Coast of Australia and New Zealand, before heading out to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.
Unfortunately, Ed - who is in a relationship with Cherry Seaborn - missed the natural phenomena because he was rushed to hospital by helicopter after accidentally burning his feet.
He said: ''I went to Iceland - but I put my foot in a boiling geyser and melted the skin off my foot.
''I had to get choppered out from the side of a volcano. I missed the Northern Lights because I was in hospital.''
Ed was famously left with a scar on his face following a party where his friend Princess Beatrice reportedly jokingly tried to knight James Blunt and accidentally struck the 'Shape of You' singer in the face with a sword.
But the 25-year-old pop star wasn't upset by the incident because he got a ''very cool story'' out of it and he quite likes the mark on his cheek.
He said: ''It didn't hurt and I've got a very cool story out of it. I like the way it looks in the pictures.''
While Ed is ''very happy'' with Cherry, he had a ''fun time'' when he was single and did a lot of partying in the three months he was single.
He told GQ magazine: ''I'm very happy in a relationship, coming up for 18 months. I'm incredibly settled.
''The only point I've not been in a relationship was February to July 2015. I was touring places like Manila, Shanghai, then did all Australia and went to South America. That was my fun time.
''Crazy time. Lots of partying. I definitely got 98 per cent of my partying in my life done and out of my system in those months.''