You’ll never guess who helped Ed Sheeran overcome his stutter…

Just when we thought Ed Sheeran couldn’t get any more perfect, he has. Warning, serious feelings ahead!

On Monday night in New York City the singer, 24, opened up about coping with his stutter as a youngster and how none other than rapper Eminem helped him overcome the issue.

At an American Institute For Stuttering benefit gala, Ed said his stutter was a result of a procedure he underwent to help clear a birthmark from his face.

He said that despite trying speech therapy and homeopathy, it was rap music that helped the most. He recalls that “my Uncle Jim told my dad that Eminem was the next Bob Dylan — it’s pretty similar, it’s all just storytelling — so my dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it.”

Ed learned every word on the album even though Eminem raps at a ridiculously fast pace. And says that it was what really helped him to cope with his stutter.

The singer is now calling on all youngsters to embrace their “weirdness”. He pointed out that "most of the people I knew that were normal in school are all pretty dull right now — they go to the gym four times a week and look at themselves in the mirror a lot, but they don't really have a lot to say.”

Alongside Emily Blunt, the successful singer (and Taylor Swift's BFF), wanted young people to know that it’s totally cool to be very uncool and said that “having things that make you different help you become an interesting person.”

While in school Sheeran was labelled a weirdo but that he didn't let it bother him. Now he enjoys the fact that his success has made him a household name while some of his former classmates aren't exactly enjoying the same level of success.

He told Blunt "one of the cool kids from school now does my plumbing! That's a fact!" So being a little odd has it's benefits it seems. 

Ed Sheeran, inspiring, talented and also single. Form an orderly line ladies.