Ed Sheeran was the unintentional victim of what could have been a very serious injury over the weekend while attending a party in Berkshire, England over the weekend.
According to reports, the singer was attending a party at the Royal Lodge when none other than Princess Beatrice accidentally sliced his cheek with a sword whole performing a party prank with singer James Blunt. Blunt allegedly joked that he wanted to be knighted, so Princess Beatrice grabbed a sword and swung it up without realizing Sheeran was right behind her, catching him on his cheek below his right eye.
The 25-year-old singer was then taken directly to Epsom Hospital in Surrey to receive treatment, but luckily the injury was minimal and he was able to return to the party.
A source stated, “As the night wore on they started talking about honours and apparently James Blunt joked that he would love a knighthood. Beatrice jokingly said she could arrange it and fetched a ceremonial sword. Beatrice held the sword above him and said ‘arise Sir James,’ just like her nan would at the Palace. But she must have misjudged the weight or something and, instead of lightly tapping him on the shoulder, she swung it back, not knowing Ed was standing right behind her.”