Rapping Like Eminem Helped Ed Sheeran Lose His Stutter

By : Alex Bentley |


TN143 Rapping Like Eminem Helped Ed Sheeran Lose His Stutter

Ed Sheeran has spoken out about how listening to Eminem and copying him managed to help him get over his speech impediment as a kid.

Appearing at the ‘Freeing Voices Changing Lives’ benefit gala in New York, Ed delivered in insightful speech, in aid of ‘American Institute for Stuttering’.

He explains how listening to Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP, learning the words, and repeating them helped him t overcome his stutter.


I learnt every word of it back to front by the age of ten.

He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of my stutter.

The ginger singer also had some words of inspiration:


Be yourself. Embrace your quirks…kids worry a lot about fitting in, but as soon as you stop trying to fit in is when stuff fits around you.


Nice work, Ed. Well played.