Lucky escape for Ed Sheeran after losing phone at Brits

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran had a lucky escape at the Brit Awards after losing the phone that contained his unreleased new album.

Speaking just before the ceremony started, Ed Sheeran admitted he was "freaking out a little bit" after misplacing his mobile.

The 22-year-old singer also revealed it wasn't the first time new material had gone missing.

"I lost the MP3 that everything was on in Ibiza," he confessed. "But the album hasn't come out yet so that's good."

The missing phone was eventually found in the car that dropped Ed Sheeran off at the Brits red carpet at London's O2 arena.

The driver handed it in to a relieved and very happy Ed Sheeran.

The singer said he often records new material directly onto his mobile.

Earlier fearing the worst, the singer/songwriter had been resigned to the fact that the unreleased tracks may have ended up being leaked online, acknowledging "it's my fault for losing it".

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