Ed Sheeran has had many battles in his lifetime like the one where his wife’s cancer diagnosis was reality for the award-winning singer for which the couple came out on top.
But the singer-songwriter, who is currently going through court proceedings for a plagiarism trial related to his 2015 song ‘‘Thinking Out Loud’’, has said he will leave the music industry if he loses the copyright infringement trial.
In 2016, the pop star was sued by Ed Townsend – one of the co-writers on the classic Marvin Gaye track ‘‘Let’s Get It On’’ – who accused him of copying the song in ‘l”Thinking Out Loud”.
Last week, the hitmaker took the stand in New York, where he argued his case against Kathryn Townsend Griffin, the daughter of Ed Townsend, who worked with Gaye on his number one single.
Sheeran reportedly denies the allegation that he and co-writer Amy Wadge copied the rhythm of the 1973 song, as well as an ascending four-chord sequence.
His accusers also references “striking similarities” between the two tracks that violate the copyright.
The “Bad Habits” singer has however maintained that he never copied the referenced song and has even performed live for the courthouse.
He has gone as far as saying that if he is found guilty, he will call time on his impressive music career for good.