Ed Sheeran performs for the troops in Afghanistan

Monday March 17, 2014

Brit award winner Ed Sheeran paid the troops in Afghanistan a visit this past weekend, performing several songs.

Posting online about his trip, Ed said: “Spent the last few days visiting the troops in Afghanistan, played a few shows for them and they showed me around. Very eye opening experience and puts everything into perspective.”

He went on to add: "Thank you to everyone out there for the hospitality. On my way home now to sleep a lot."

Several of Ed’s fans also tweeted pictures of him with soldiers, with one fan adding that Ed was supporting her local charity.

Ed, 23, broke out in 2011, and cracked America when Taylor Swift asked him to open her tour in 2012.

He later went on to collaborate with Taylor on her Red album, and now has a host of celebrity friends after making it big on the other side of the pond, even spending Thanksgiving in 2013 with Jennifer Aniston.

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