Elton John Introduces ‘Dear Friend… Ed Shi-ran’ At Brit Awards With Bizarre Pronunciation

Twitter is going wild over Elton John’s mispronunciation of Ed Sheeran’s name at the 2018 Brit Awards.

Elton John appeared in a video presenting Sheeran as the winner of this year’s Global Success Award.

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“I’m so sorry I can’t be there in person, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about one of my dear friends,” said John. “From the very first time I heard Ed Shi-ran, I knew he would be a huge star across the world.”

Throughout his career, Sheeran’s name has typically been pronounced “Sheer-un” or “Sheer-an”, but maybe John knows something few other people do.

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The Twitterverse immediately shared their confusion over the “Tiny Dancer” singer’s introduction of the “Shape of You” artist.

“That’s the second time I’ve heard Elton John pronounce Ed Sheeran like that… so I guess he’s serious,” shared one user. “Has everyone been saying Ed Sheeran’s surname wrong?” asked another.

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