British singer Edward Christopher Sheeran better known as Ed Sheeran has revealed that American rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem “cured” his stutter when he was a child, which he developed after a medical incident.
Ed Sheeran, 32, developed the speech disorder from a traumatising incident that haunted him and it was the rapper’s Slim Shady album that helped him find his voice back.
The father of two said he began to struggle with his speech after medics once forgot to numb his face while lasering off a birthmark near his eye. His uncle who first introduced him to rapping then bought him Eminem’s CD when he was nine, and it helped cure his stammer.
‘I was going through all sorts of speech therapy’.
‘When I was 9, my uncle bought me The Marshall Mathers LP. He just said to my dad, “This guy’s the next Bob Dylan”.
My dad didn’t really clock it, he’s just like, “OK, Edward’s going to go and listen to that”.