ED SHEERAN has been given a speeding ticket.
The 25-year-old singer was handed a fine and points on his licence after he was caught doing 70 miles per hour (mph) in a 60 mph zone in Suffolk, England, and has now said that whilst he assumed his father John would “go mental” when he found out, his actual reaction was far less scary.
According to The Sun newspaper, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker said: “My dad was the one that found out about it and I thought he’d go mental, but he was super chill.
“He knows the road and he knows that it gets a lot of people making the same mistake.
“It was a local road and they changed it from 70 to 60 the week before and I didn’t know.”
The news of the ticket comes just days after the ‘Sing’ musician was called out by Suffolk police on Twitter for singing about driving at “90” in one of his new songs.
‘Castle on the Hill’ – which was released on January 6 alongside ‘Shape of You’ from his upcoming third studio album – features the line “driving at 90 down those country lanes”.
Taking to Twitter, Sergeant Chris Harris tweeted: “#DriveToArrive @edsheeran Know you want to get home but please slow down on #SuffolkRoads #WelcomeBackEd #DrivingAt90 #CastleOnTheHill (sic)” – BANG!