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Ed Sheeran visits troops in Afghanistan: 'It was a very eye-opening experience'

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has spent the past few days performing for troops serving in Afghanistan and revealed that it was an "eye-opening experience". 

He shared a snapshot from the brief trip via his official Instagram page and accompanied the photograph with a caption that explained it was an important visit that taught him a lot:

"Spent the last few days visiting the troops in Afghanistan, played a few shows for them and they showed me around."

The 'Lego House' superstar added: "Very eye opening experience and puts everything into perspective. Thank you to everyone out there for the hospitality. On my way home now to sleep a lot x"

Sheeran, meanwhile, recently revealed that he has written around 120 songs for his forthcoming sophomore album: "I wrote a lot of stuff. I wrote the whole of this next record. Over the course of the year, I wrote 120 songs...America is one of those countries where you have a lot of experiences and meet a lot of new people - it’s not like rapping about road changes, but there are songs inspired by Nashville and things like that, and I took more influence from music here, I got to work with a lot of very cool people over here producer-wise."

Watch Sheeran cover Beyoncé's 'Drunk In Love' below: