Ed Sheeran opens up about worrying voice damage

Ed Sheeran has just finished the South American and Australian legs of his world tour, but he has a long way to go yet.

With a series of dates in the US and Europe (including Dublin!) lined up, the singer has revealed that he has had to take serious care of his voice after some "scary"  vocal chord damage over the last few weeks.

Back in March the singer told fans via Twitter that he had been put under doctor's orders to communicate only via whiteboard in order to rest his voice between shows.

Now the Thinking Out Loud hitmaker has opened up about his vocal issues, saying that air-conditiing in Australia really wreaked havoc on his voice.

"It was scary. It was a difficult tour in that respect, a lot of air conditioning and a lot of flying dries you up," the singer admitted.

Ed even revealed that he had had to alter his setlist to avoid pushing his voice to high notes. "I had to be more sensible than I usually am. One [of my hit songs] was in [the setlist] but because my voice went, I couldn't do falsetto. It had to come out … It'll be different when I come back to Australia in December," he told Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

Despite his voice issues, the singer seems keen to move on with his tour, taking to Twitter yesterday to thank South American fans for their dedication and to celebrate the start of the North American gigs.

"South america tour is done ! really enjoyed myself, thanks for the love. american tour starts in 2 days, bring it on," he wrote.

We really hope Ed's voice is back on track for Croke Park…