Ed Sheeran Brings Joy to Boston Children’s Hospital with Surprise Performance

The pop star sang "Perfect" and "Castle on the Hill" for young patients before his Boston Calling set.

Ed Sheeran Brings Joy to Boston Children’s Hospital with Surprise Performance
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On Thursday, May 23, Ed Sheeran brought smiles to the faces of young patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. Before his performance at Boston Calling, the 33-year-old pop star took the time to meet with over 100 patients and their families, making the day unforgettable for many.

During his visit, Sheeran performed acoustic renditions of his hits "Perfect" and "Castle on the Hill" at the hospital’s Seacrest Studio. The performance was also broadcasted to patients' rooms, ensuring everyone could enjoy the mini-concert, even if they couldn't be there in person.

In an Instagram video shared by Boston Children’s Hospital, Sheeran is seen sitting at a desk, singing "Perfect." The post was captioned, "Ended the week on a high note, with @teddysphotos at @bostonchildrens! #SeacrestStudios #EdSheeran #BostonChildrens."

A spokesperson for the hospital expressed their gratitude in a statement to NBC 10 Boston, saying, "Ed filled the hospital with such positive energy. We know everyone here will be talking about this special day for years to come."

Sheeran has been spreading joy beyond the hospital as well. On May 10, he visited Fairlight Primary School in Brighton, U.K. There, he performed for students, participated in music lessons, and donated five of his guitars. The visit was organized with Create Music, an organization dedicated to providing music education to people of all ages.

During his time at the school, Sheeran performed hits like "Shape of You," "Perfect," and "Bad Habits." The school's headteacher, Damien Jordan, shared his excitement, saying, "Ed Sheeran coming to Fairlight Primary School isn't an everyday thing, despite me claiming he was one of my celebrity mates! He was amazing with everyone he met — interested in them, chatting to them, and he was very humble."

Jordan added, "He took time to listen to the children and encourage them. He told us how he struggled at school but how music helped him and encouraged him, and how he now wanted to do the same."

The students even taught Sheeran how to play Queen's "We Will Rock You" on a glockenspiel, a moment Jordan described as a highlight. "The children left school telling their parents all about it and no one believed them. But it was 100% true — you had to be there to believe it."

In an interview with BBC Radio Sussex, Jordan revealed that the students had no prior knowledge of Sheeran's visit, with only a few staff members aware of the surprise.