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Ed Sheeran surprises newlywed couple and packed bar with karaoke: 'What's not to love'

The Grammy-winner dropped by a Christmas-themed bar called Santa's, which he used to frequent back in 2013.

Ed Sheeran surprises newlywed couple and packed bar with karaoke: 'What's not to love'
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Ed Sheeran recently surprised people at a Nashville karaoke bar that he used to visit when he lived in the area a decade ago. The 32-year-old musician was spotted handing out drinks and singing Backstreet Boys tracks like "I Want It That Way" at the Christmas-themed bar called Santa's.

The Grammy-winner stopped by the bar after performing at Nashville's Nissan Stadium on July 22 as part of his Mathematics Tour. "Let's f***ing get lit!" Sheeran says in a video posted on his Instagram, where he can be seen excitedly jumping while singing along to the Backstreet Boys' hit song.

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Ed Sheeran attends the Disney+ "Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All" New York screening at The Times Center on May 02, 2023, in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)

"When I lived in Nashville in 2013, I used to go to this karaoke caravan called Santa's. It only does $1 (78p) PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon beer) and it does karaoke, and it's the best," the father-of-two shared said. "[The owner]'s made a T-shirt with my face on it and we're going there tonight," he added. At the pub, he shared some of the merch before singing a karaoke version of his hit song "Thinking Out Loud" for a newly married bride and groom. "Will you make some noise for the happy couple!" Sheeran yelled out at the audience in the clip.

In the post's caption, he shared, "Celebrating breaking the attendance record at Nissan Stadium in Nashville tonight at Santas pub [sic]. When I lived here, this was the spot and it still is. Karaoke caravan and cheap beer, what's not to love x."

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This wasn't the first time Sheeran surprised his fans in the best way possible. The English singer-songwriter was performing in Detroit when he sent fans into a tizzy. "I wondered if I can play you a cover of an Eminem song tonight," Sheeran first asked cheering fans at Ford Field, reports PEOPLE. "I think you know it. We rehearsed it today—see how it goes." Eminem, 50, casually walked in on stage and sang along to his hits "Lose Yourself" and "Stan."

"I want to say one thing," Sheeran shared. "He was going to come on and do one song, and I say, 'You can't come on in Detroit and only do one song, do you want another song?'" After the duo's surprise duet, Eminem shouted, "Detroit, I missed ya'll," before heading off stage.

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The performance was not only captivating for his fans but also a pivotal moment in Sheeran's life. He once revealed that Eminem's songs helped him overcome his stutter at a young age. "I was going through all sorts of speech therapy. When I was 9, my uncle bought me The Marshall Mathers LP. He just said to my dad, 'This guy's the next Bob Dylan.' My dad didn't really clock it, he's just like, 'Okay, Edward's gonna go and listen to that.' And by learning that record and by rapping it back, to back, to back, to back, it cured my stutter," Sheeran said on The Howard Stern Show. "And I stopped... talking like that."


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