Ed Sheeran couldn't hide his nerves ahead of his Grammys duet with music legend Elton John... but the singer forgot all his worries once Elton started talking about his penis...
The 21-year-old duetted with the Rocket Man singer for a rendition of his hit 'The A Team' at the American awards show earlier this month but admits the star-studded audience had him shaking in his trainers.
Ed on stage at the Grammys 2013 (WENN)
Ed told Radio 1 how Elton put him at ease by making an utterly random joke about his nether regions:
''I knew I was not going to win at the Grammys so I was focusing on the performance. In the rehearsals it was fine but when I got onto the stage and there was a lot of people watching I was kind of a bit nervous.
Then Elton called me over and said, 'This is the worst time to get your penis out.' That completely threw all of my nerves and I just played.'' Whatever works for you...
The singer/songwriter presented the British Male prize to winner Ben Howard at the Brit Awards last night, where he admitted he finds the ceremony even more frightening than those overseas:
''I think the BRITs has been the most nerve-racking for me because it is my home country like all my friends are tuning into see it, the Grammys has less people staying up to 5 in the morning. Everyone I went to school with sits down and watches (the BRITs) on TV.''
The singing sensation won two awards at the ceremony back in 2012... surely he felt a little better after that!