Ed Sheeran issues statement on the use of his song by "Pro-Life campaign"
Ed has spoken up.
Ed Sheeran is spending much of May playing at Irish venues across the country, and today he released a statement that seems to overlap with Ireland's most hot-button political issue.
In a statement that he posted as an Instagram story, Sheeran wrote:
"I've been informed that my song 'Small Bump' is being used to promote the Pro-Life campaign, and I feel it's important to let you know I have not given approval for this use, and it does not reflect what the song is about."
Sheeran didn't specify whether it was an Irish pro-life group using the song. The 27-year-old posted the message an hour ago and has not yet followed it up with any further clarification.
The song 'Small Bump' featured on Sheeran's debut album + and refers to a pregnancy that ends after four months. It features lyrics like "'Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months then torn from life/ Maybe you were needed up there but we're still unaware as why."
Ireland is currently preparing for a referendum on its Eighth Amendment, which will decide the future legal status of abortion in the country.
Ed Sheeran has already played in Cork, Galway and Phoenix Park, and will play in Phoenix Park tonight and tomorrow night.