Thu, 26 Mar, 2020

Incredibly generous gesture from megastar Ed Sheeran

Incredibly generous gesture from megastar Ed Sheeran

Singer Ed Sheeran is reportedly set to close his London-based restaurant amidst the coronavirus pandemic - but not without taking care of his employees.

The star’s Notting Hill restaurant Bertie Blossoms has been forced to shut down temporarily due to the UK’s strict government measures that states no eateries are allowed to stay open as the country battles COVID-19.

It’s claimed the pub, which was only open for four months before being forced to close, will still be paying its employees in full.

The chart-topping British singer is worth an estimated $160 million and is said to have encouraged all of his staff to take on extra work elsewhere if they wanted extra cash on top of their salaries during the temporary shutdown.

It is reported Sheeran also suggested some of his employees would be able to use their time to volunteer if they chose to do so before they're able to return to work at his restaurant.

“Ed's told everyone not to worry and that he's picking up the tab and he'll see them all again for a massive p***-up once the world gets back to normal,” an insider told The Sun.

“Ed even told staff they could go out and seek other employment if they wanted or go help the nation by doing voluntary work.”

The UK government has not clarified how long restaurants, pubs and gyms will have to remain closed.

Ed Sheeran has appeared to be happily settling into married life with his wife Cherry Seaborn, whom he married in 2018.

The star is currently on a hiatus from releasing any new music as he said he wants to explore reading, writing and travelling.