Ed Sheeran gave Elton John a ‘giant marble penis’ for his birthday
What do you buy a man who has everything? Well if you’re Ed Sheeran buying for Elton John, the answer is apparently a giant marble penis.
The celebrity friends opened up about the raunchy present during an interview on Hit 109.9′s Carrie and Tommy Show. Elton John said he has been “friends for years” with Ed Sheeran, “because I used to manage him”.
Their friendship is so strong that they “kid” and “play tricks on each other”, which includes sending each other NSFW art.
“For my birthday this year, he gave me a giant marble penis,” Elton John said.
He continued: “I don’t know if that’s because I’ve always been a prick or what. It’s really big, it’s beautifully made, but it’s solid marble.”
When asked if the sculpture was on display in his home, Elton said his husband, David Furnish, forbade him from placing it in their garden because their young sons – Zachary and Elijah – would see it.
“It’s hidden in an area in the house where they wouldn’t see it,” Elton John said. “It’s such a beautifully made penis, what can I tell you? What do you buy the man who has everything? A huge marble penis.”
This isn’t the first time Ed Sheeran has sent a raunchy gift, nor is it the first time Elton John has received one.
Earlier this year, Sheeran revealed that he routinely pranks Friends star Courtney Cox by ordering a leather bondage mask to her home every time he visits. According to the Huffington Post, Cox has accumulated 12 gimp masks due to Sheeran’s habit, and he has a penchant for hiding them in people’s bedrooms.
Appearing on The Graham Norton Show in 2017, Elton John revealed one of the most unusual wedding gifts he received came from another longtime friend – Eminem. The duo famously collaborated for a live performance of Eminem’s “Stan” at the 2001 Grammys.
Elton explained on The Graham Norton Show that he decided to perform with Eminem despite criticism of his homophobic lyrics.
“I just adore him,” he added, before describing the package he received from Eminem for his civil partnership.
“It shows you how homophobic he isn’t – we had two diamond-encrusted cock rings on velvet cushion,” he described. “And I have to say, they have remained unused.”