Ed Sheeran sent a touching video message to a young fan battling cancer.
When the 31-year-old megastar found out that 15-year-old Australian fan Harry Hunter, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was listening to his music as a form of therapy, the ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker wanted to send the teenager a special message .
In the clip, he said, “Hey Harry, this is Ed Sheeran.
“I heard you were a fan of my music so I wanted to make a video for you.
“Thank you for being a huge fan and lots of love.”
According to Nine News in Australia, Harry’s mother contacted the Grammy winner and her son said he found it “quite surreal” to receive a recorded message from his idol.
In 2018, Ed made a terminally ill fan’s “dream come true” before a concert Down Under.
The ‘Perfect’ singer spent time with 36-year-old Sherie Hagger – who was battling stage 3 bowel cancer – before her performance in Adelaide, and although their time together was “hazy”, Sherie said she would cherish this moment forever.
She revealed on her blog at the time: “I arrived at the venue at 5pm, with my mum and two sisters. Since the four of us had bought tickets and were going together, it was unforgettable that we all experienced this together.
“Around 6 p.m., the dream came true. I was in a small group of about 16 people, most of whom were sick young children and their parents/guardians.
“We all spent our time with Ed, I can’t really tell you how much time I spent with him, or what we talked about, because it’s all so fuzzy. What I can tell you though, is is that the way he comes across in the media, is exactly the way he is in real life.
“He’s normal, he’s down to earth, he’s humble, he’s kind, he’s everything I expected – if not more – and he genuinely loves his fans…
“It took me over a week to write this blog post because it took me all this time to figure out what really happened…I REALLY MET ED SHEERAN!!! Memories will last forever and it was beautiful to finally experience pure joy and happiness again. Thank you Ed xox (sic)”
And Sherie revealed the ‘humble and kind’ star also showed her gratitude to the groups of fans who lined up for hours in the hope of securing a spot near the front of the stage by ensuring that they were well fed.
She wrote: “At the Adelaide gig there were fans camping outside the venue for days beforehand, to make sure they got a prime position! Ed organized to have pizza delivered to them. This act of kindness to his fans doesn’t even scratch the surface.”
Before their meeting was over, Ed signed Sherie’s iPhone with the message, “Sherie! You get that. You legend! Ed (sic).”