EntertainmentCelebrities Ed Sheeran to undergo surgery for burst eardrum Chart-topping recording artist Ed Sheeran is "not allowed to fly for a while" because he burst an eardrum from a high-dive off a yacht. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Robyn Beck By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Updated December 11, 2015 8:45 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is having surgery to repair a burst eardrum. “I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it,” he told the Australian radio network Nova Entertainment, Billboard said Thursday. “I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft, which means I’m not allowed to fly for a while, so it’s kind of good; it means I have to stay at home.” The 24-year-old artist’s most recent album, last year’s “x” went platinum and yielded three top-10 singles. By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.