Ed Sheeran had to hit pause briefly during his concert in Cardiff this weekend because he badly needed to run to the toilet and pee.
The Grammy-winning singer performed at the Principality Stadium, which seats up to 60,000 people, on Saturday, June 23, as part of the U.K. leg of his ongoing Divide world tour. It was also the third night of the series of soldout shows at the Wales arena.
Ed Sheeran's Bathroom Breaks
According to the BBC, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter just finished performing "Galway Girl," a track from Divide, when he first excused himself to pee. A few moments later, he returned to the stage and explained that, after more than a decade of performing, it was the first time that he had to halt and pee during a show.
"I've been gigging since I was 14 and I've never done that," he said. "And now I do it in front of 60,000 people."
The chart-topping artist, then, continued where he left off but, three songs later, he had to excuse himself again and ran to the bathroom.
"I'm so sorry, Cardiff!" He said in the middle of singing "Photograph" before disappearing from the stage.
While Sheeran was doing his business, fans reported that the audience patiently waited for the artist to finish and go on with the rest of the show. Some even thought that what happened was quite funny.
First concert I've ever been to when the main artist has needed the loo (twice) during a set.. including one halfway through a song?! Good night though. #EdSheeran — Richie Cunningham (@DSM1927) June 24, 2018
#edsheeran pee break in #Cardiff#Principalitystadium haha pic.twitter.com/8tENy6W269 — Portland Arms St Albans (@portlandarmssta) June 23, 2018
Ed Sheeran was amazing even if he did go the toilet TWICE Only he could leave a song half way through to pee and then pick up exactly where he left off.
Honestly a great night, especially hearing 'I See Fire'. pic.twitter.com/QoMVkoWL8Z — Tom Matt Dix (@TomDavidMattDix) June 23, 2018
Ed Sheeran Fans Sold Invalid Tickets
The "Happier" singer's concert series in the United Kingdom has been quite chaotic after tour promoters invalidated tickets purchased from resale sites such as Viagogo. Thousands of fans who were holding secondary tickets were forced to pay £80 or about $105 — the face value of the ticket — at the door.
The move was part of the effort to crack down on ticket touting which has been killing the concert business and forcing fans to cough up more money to see their idols perform live. Other artists such as Arctic Monkeys have also carried out efforts to drive away touters.
"It's all being done properly I'm not trying to stitch fans up," he explained. "People just need to start taking a stance and within two or three years companies like Viagogo are going to be kaput."
Over 10,000 tickets were invalidated from Sheeran's 18-date tour.