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Send your well wishes to Ed Sheeran because the pop singer/songwriter is scheduled to undergo surgery on a damaged eardrum in early 2016.

In January, the English pop star will take a break after a whirlwind 2015, and be forced to keep it low key to recoup post-surgery. "I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it," he revealed in an interview with Australia's Nova radio. "I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft, which means I'm not allowed to fly for a while, so it’s kind of good, it means I have to stay at home."

Unfortunately, Ed didn't realize the severity of the incident, which occurred during a vacation with friends in Spain, until he went into the water. "It's the most painful thing having a hole in your eardrum and having water go in," he explained.

For now, Ed has an Australian leg of his solo tour to complete until the last show on Saturday (December 12) and then it's rest time for this red head. 

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