Ed Sheeran
Harald Krichel

Ed Sheeran Gets Emotional At Michael Gudinski Memorial: Watch

Earlier this week Ed Sheeran paid emotional tribute to his late mate Australian music industry legend Michael Gudinski at a Melbourne memorial service during which time the superstar debuted his new song “Visiting Hours.”

In order to appear at the event in person the 30-year-old musician was in quarantine for two weeks prior. “In lockdown I was able to have a guitar for quarantine and I always find the best way to process stuff is to write songs, be it good news, bad news or whatever and here is a song I finished last week,” Sheeran said before singing the song as images of the singer and Gudinski were projected behind him.

“Visiting Hours” was part of a larger array of titles that the UK-based singer/songwriter performed. Sheeran opened his short set with what he said was Gudinski’s favorite song, “Castle on the Hill,” as well as “The A Team,” in between touching stories about his earliest memories of Gudinski and the depth of their special relationship.

The funeral also included recorded condolences from Taylor Swift, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Sam Smith, Elton John and Billy Joel, as well as performances by Kylie Minogue, Paul Kelly, Sting and Jimmy Barnes, among others.

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Photo (Cropped): Harald Krichel