When Ed Sheeran nearly killed Elton John on the set of ‘Merry Christmas’
- Teir colloboted song ‘Merry Christmas’ was released earlier this month on YouTube
- Sheeran is sharing details from the set of the track's music video
- Describes how he almost killed the 'Cold Heart' singer
Ed Sheeran and Elton John are both well-known and talented artists, and we know that they've collaborated on a brand-new Christmas song that could become a holiday classic.
His cameo on Game of Thrones is the closest Ed Sheeran had been to fictitious bloodshed, but he almost brought some to life recently.
Sheeran is sharing details from the set of the track's music video. He allegedly came dangerously close to killing the "Rocket Man" singer with a bell, though he had no intention of doing so.
“Oh mate, I’m dressed up as a sort of sexy Santa Claus and I kicked a present, but the present had a big metal bell on top of it,” he said to Apple Music. “I showed [John] the footage of it today because we slowed it down and the bell flew past his head and would’ve cracked him in the head. The horror that went through my body.”
Thankfully, everything worked out, and John is here with us today for the remainder of his retirement tour. Furthermore, this isn't the first time a well-known musician has come dangerously close to killing another.
Elvis Presley gave Alice Cooper the opportunity to kill him with a gun to his head decades ago. Cooper debated pressing the trigger to do something "famous" with his life, but the so-called king of rock and roll threw it away and knocked Cooper down to demonstrate his karate skills before he could.
Their song ‘Merry Christmas’ was released earlier this month on YouTube. It runs just under three and a half minutes, is about the recent darkness, and opens with Sheeran's vocals before switching to John's.
The pair pays homage to sequences from classic No. 1 Christmas music videos and classic Christmas flicks in the festive video. They're joined by British celebrities such as Mr Blobby, Jonathan Ross, Big Narstie, Michael McIntyre, and the Darkness, who make cameo appearances throughout the film as they recreate moments from Wham's "Last Christmas," the Snowman's "Walking in the Air," and more.