Ed Sheeran praised as 'humble' for taking commercial flight from Ballina to Sydney during Australian Mathematics tour
Australian fans were left starstruck when they saw Ed Sheeran in a surprising location, with social media users quick to applaud the Shape of You singer.
Superstar Ed Sheeran surprised fans and cemented his status as down to earth by taking a commercial Virgin Australia flight on Monday.
The British singer kept a low profile, wearing a cap and sunglasses, as he boarded the service at Ballina Airport to take him to Sydney, the next stop on his Mathematics tour.
The 32-year-old’s choice to forgo a private jet and instead travel alongside regular passengers was quickly praised on social media.
“This guy could easily fly in a private jet but doesn’t, humble man,” said one user on Instagram.
“I think we need to normalise this and accept celebrities using commercial flights like we do. This way we can help our environment,” said another.
While another fan revealed they’d spotted Sheeran on a commercial flight during the New Zealand leg of a previous tour.
“He was on my Jetstar flight to Queenstown NZ about six years ago. No airs or graces, just sat in row 1 minding his own business.”
Sheeran boarded the flight after a weekend off with Wife Cherry Seaborn and their two children, Lyra and Jupiter, in Byron Bay.
The move comes as a surprise given Sheeran’s (USD)$200 million net worth, making him one of the richest singers in the world.
The positive reaction also taps into previous discussion around celebrities and their private jet use, after A-listers like Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner were slammed for brief but high-emitting trips.
The Shape of You singer is due to perform two sold out Sydney shows to 170,000 fans this Friday and Saturday at Accor Stadium, after performing to Brisbane audiences last week.
The beloved star also won over fans after he generously sang for young patients at Queensland Children’s hospital.
A video posted by the hospital shows Ed's surprise visit consisted of playing for individual children by their bedside as well as groups of kids with their parents.
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