It is no longer news that British sensation, Ed Sheeran was up to something in West African war-torn country Liberia. Liberia Comic Relief has confirmed that the children Ed Sheeran reached out to on Comic Relief are now safe.
In a statement issued after the appeal show went out on Friday night, the organization revealed that the British musician’s efforts had saved their lives.
An emotional Ed was lauded with praise when he refused to leave the side
of raped and abused Liberian street boys who he met on-camera, and instead pleaded to rehouse them for the night.
The charity, which managed to raise £71,308,475 on Friday night to help people in poverty around the globe, released an update on Monrovian children JD and his friends saying that the act of kindness has since changed their lives.
Many Liberian children lost parents in the devastating Ebola outbreak which hit the West African country two years ago.
And after learning about JD’s horrendous ordeal at the hands of men and older boys on the street, Ed insisted on ensuring the child was safe ‘no matter what the cost’.
On camera, Ed said: ‘It really does not feel right leaving at all. I mean, the only thing you can do is help them, which we should.
‘My natural instinct is to just put them in a car and just take them and just put them in a hotel until we can get them sorted.
‘Can we do that? Can I pay to put them in a house until we get them in a school?’
When questioned, the star added forcefully: ‘It doesn’t matter how much it costs can we just get him and his five mates in a house with an older person to look after them?’
He then added: ‘I don’t think we can go until that’s sorted.’
The star had earlier been reduced to tears after meeting Peaches, a young girl who lost her father to Ebola.
After sharing a number of songs, the 12-year-old girl was left weeping as she sang a song that reminded her of her father.
The moment made a lasting impression on Ed, who emotionally broke down following the exchange as he felt helpless in her grief.
The last thing I always wanted this trip to be was be a celebrity that comes to Africa and cries on TV,’ he explained.
‘I really wanted to come away saying everything is positive and everything is great and then I was just singing with that girl and she was all smiling and then she started crying.