ED Sheeran has revealed he ditched his friends AND his phone after his so-called pals sent him texts begging him to buy them expensive presents.
The Shape Of You singer famously abandoned his iPhone for a year and went travelling after his mammoth tour off the back of his album X.
Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, Ed revealed he found out who his real friends were after his massive earnings were released.
A report from Forbes magazine reported that he earned £45million in 2015 causing a frenzy among his ‘friends’.
He said: “The Forbes list actually f****d it up. I was getting texts from people with pictures of cars going, ‘I’d like this for my birthday, please. This one’s only 0.06% of you annual income.”
This onslaught of requests for gifts from his friends prompted him to ditch his phone and head off travelling with girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
He now uses an iPad to contact people and has a flip phone for close family.