James Blunt Says Ed Sheeran Lied About How He Really Got That Cut on His Cheek

Apparently, it *didn't* happen in a fake knighting gone wrong.

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Remember when Ed Sheeran stepped out last fall with a scar on his cheek and the story about how it got it was just fantastically British? At the time, the story was that Ed had attended a party with Princess Beatrice and knelt for a pretend knighting with a real sword. In the process, he got slashed on the face.

Great story, right? Well, by January, Ed had gotten very awkward about telling the tale, insisting that everyone refer to the story as "allegedly" having happened during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.

Now, James Blunt, who was also at the party in question, is coming out with the truth (opens in new tab)...kind of, anyway.

"Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself," Blunt told ShortList (opens in new tab). "We made a fancy story up, people fell for it. It was very embarrassing."

Blunt didn't actually say exactly what caused the cut, but he did take another verbal stab at Ed.

"It's bizarre that people fell for it," Blunt said. "I blame him. He must be desperate—he's trying to sell records."

Ouch. That has to hurt more than the original cut ever did.

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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.