Our not-so-secret crush on Ed Sheeran has reached an all-time high after he gave a seriously inspiring speech at the American Institute for Stuttering's 'Freeing Voices Changing Lives' Benefit Gala.
Our fave redhead (soz, Rupert Grint) spoke about how he never fit in as a child and that he had to overcome a stutter when he was younger.
"I was a very, very weird child," he said, " I had a port-wine stain birthmark on my face that I got lasered off when I was very young; one day, they forgot to put the anesthetic on, and ever since then, I had a stutter.
“I also had very big, blue NHS [National Health Service] glasses... and I lacked an eardrum on one side of my ear, so stuttering was actually the least of my problems! The thing I found most difficult was knowing what to say but not really being able to express it the right way."
As an FYI, this is a photo of Ed Sheeran as a kid.
Did anyone else's ovaries just explode??
Ed then went on to reveal how listening to an Eminem album helped him overcome his speech impediment.
“My dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it. I learned every word of it, back to front, by the time I was 10. He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter," he said.
"I was telling Emily [Blunt] earlier that one of the cool kids from school now does my plumbing! I wanted to not necessarily to shed light on stuttering or make it a thing, but stress to kids in general to just be yourself, because there's no-one in the world that can be a better you than you."
"If you try to be the cool kid in class, you'll end up very boring and doing plumbing for someone who apparently wasn't that cool. Be yourself. Embrace your quirks. Being weird is a wonderful thing."
Marry us, plz, Ed.
BRB, just fixing our mascara.