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Ed Sheeran blames laser surgery for stammer

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Jun 18, 2014 | 8:33am EDT

British singer Ed Sheeran is convinced laser surgery to remove a birth mark affected his nervous system and gave him a speech impediment. The pop star struggled with a stammer when he was at school, but has learned to control it in recent years. He has now revealed his speech problems started after he underwent a painful procedure to remove a birth mark from his face when he was nine years old. Sheeran tells Britain's Fabulous magazine, "One day they forgot to put anaesthetic on (my face) and it f**ked up my nervous system. It (the stammer) was a problem, but it's kind of gone. It creeps back when I'm under pressure."

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