Ed Sheeran has a guitar fail live on stage as the ‘battery dies’ in Manchester

Ed Sheeran suffers a guitar fail live on stage in front of 60,000 fans as the ‘battery pack died’ preventing him to perform during Manchester show

Ed Sheeran suffered a guitar fail live on stage in front of 60,000 fans as the ‘battery pack died’ preventing him to performing during his Manchester show on Monday. 

The singer, 31, was performing at the Etihad Stadium in front of 60,000 fans when his guitar suddenly malfunctioned and stopped working.

Ed was only a few songs into his concert when his key instrument gave up on him causing him to pause the show. 

Nightmare: Ed Sheeran was faced with irritating technical difficulties when the battery pack attached to his guitar died as he took to the stage in Manchester on Monday night

In a video recorded by a fan, the star, who is well known for stripping songs back and featuring just himself and his guitar on stage, can be seen apologising to the crowd. 

Ed who performs on a rotating stage in the centre of the stadium said: ‘My guitar keeps switching off’. 

He can then be heart asking his team for ‘another guitar’ before adding, ‘sorry guys I think the battery has gone’. 

Oh no! The singer, 31, was performing at the Etihad Stadium in front of 60,000 fans when his guitar failed to work

Oh no! The singer, 31, was performing at the Etihad Stadium in front of 60,000 fans when his guitar failed to work

Ed recently broke a major record, after his track Bad Habits catapulted him to become the most played artist, as well as most played hit.

This makes the singer the first person to claim both accolades in two separate years.

He previously made the achievement in 2017, which saw the release of his hit single Shape of You and popular album Divide.

Irritating: Ed was only a few songs into his incredible concert when his key instrument gave up on him causing him to pause the show

Irritating: Ed was only a few songs into his incredible concert when his key instrument gave up on him causing him to pause the show

Not working: Ed was only a few songs into his concert when his key instrument gave up on him causing him to pause the show

Not working: Ed was only a few songs into his concert when his key instrument gave up on him causing him to pause the show

The only other artist to have topped both charts in the same year is Adele, with Rolling In The Deep being the most played single and her album 21 making her the top played artist of 2011.

The Thinking Out Loud singer has taken the crown for the most played artist for the past five years, with the only exception being Dua Lipa in 2020 with her album Future Nostalgia. 

The annual charts are compiled by music licensing company Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) from music usage and airplay data from radio stations and TV channels as well as public performances.

Peter Leathem, chief executive of PPL, said: ‘Congratulations to Ed Sheeran. His chart-topping success over the last five years is a testament to not only the quality of his output but also the strength of UK music.’

Fixed: He can then be heart asking his team for 'another guitar' before adding, 'sorry guys I think the battery has gone'

Fixed: He can then be heart asking his team for ‘another guitar’ before adding, ‘sorry guys I think the battery has gone’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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