Ed Sheeran surprised fans and the members of Busted during their Tuesday night show at The O2 in London. The international superstar, aged 32, made a spontaneous appearance on stage to assist the band in performing their hit track, “Who’s David.” The surprise moment began with Busted, consisting of Charlie Simpson, James Bourne, and Matt Willis, teasing the crowd by asking if there was anyone named David present, referencing their 2004 song. After a few repetitions, they changed the name to Ed, confusing the audience. The confusion turned into a roar of excitement when Ed Sheeran actually stepped onto the stage, strumming the chords of “Who’s David” on his acoustic guitar while Busted surrounded him.
After his performance, Ed took a moment to express his admiration for the band, acknowledging their significant influence on his generation’s music taste. He praised Busted, stating that they were the reason why many people of his age picked up a guitar, emphasizing that they deserved more credit for their impact. The crowd responded with a loud round of applause for the band. Matt, one of the members of Busted, enthusiastically hailed Ed’s surprise appearance into his microphone as Ed made his way off the stage.
The unforgettable moment was captured by fans and shared widely on platforms like TikTok. Fans expressed their excitement and disbelief, with some stating that their childhood dreams had been fulfilled by witnessing the unexpected collaboration. The energy and surprise of the performance resonated deeply with the audience, leaving a lasting impression on everyone present.
Additionally, the gig featured another star-studded moment when Busted was joined by their support act, Hanson, an American pop-rock band. Together, they performed Busted’s popular tracks “Sleeping With The Light On” and “MMMBop,” adding to the excitement of the evening.
This surprise collaboration came as Busted embarked on a special 15-date extravaganza tour, marking their return to the stage after 20 years. The unexpected appearance of Ed Sheeran, coupled with the joint performance with Hanson, made the night a memorable experience for both the band and their fans. The concert showcased the enduring impact of Busted’s music and their ability to bring together musicians and fans, creating magical moments that will be cherished by all who were fortunate enough to be present.