The 24-year-old musician reveals with Austrilia’s Nova radio that he’s going to have a surgery this coming January to fix a busted eardrum which he suffered after jumping off a boat and damaging his ear while on vacation in Spain earlier this year.

I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it," Sheeran explained.

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"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 [because] it means I have to stay at home," he added.

Sheeran also reveals that he did not know how painful it was to experience having this kind of injury and soon realized how badly he had hurt himself until he went back in the water long after the initial injury.

"It's the most painful thing having a hole in your eardrum and having water go in," he admits.

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According to Entertainment Tonight, the surgery and subsequent recuperation period will mean Sheeran is going to take a temporary break from performing, which the singer has earned after his lengthy 179-datex Tour , which concludes Dec. 12 with a concert at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.