VIDEO: Ed Sheeran sends personal message to terminally ill fan on his wedding day: ‘Hope you have an amazing wedding’
Published 18/04/2015 | 16:17
Ed Sheeran has sent a personal message to a fan who tied the knot six days after doctors told him that his cancer was terminal.
The Thinking Out Loud singer sent a video to Jack Jordan and his new wife Laura after their nuptials in Devon UK.
“I hope you have an amazing wedding. Drink a lot, dance a lot and have a lot of sex,” Ed joked in the personal video sent from New Zealand.
“Have a wonderful time.”
The couple rushed to arrange their wedding in just six days after leukaemia sufferer Jack (23) was told he had weeks to live.
The pair wed in Torbay Hospital Chapel, where Jack is being treated.
“As soon as Jack told me that doctors could not offer him any further treatment I turned to him and said 'we need to get married,” Laura told MailOnline.
“He proposed to me in January but we thought we had our whole lives to plan our wedding day.
“When he was given just weeks to live we had no time to wait, I'm so happy that I can call Jack my husband now, we are soul mates and it seemed like the perfect thing to do,” she said.
"I surprised Jack by wearing a traditional white wedding dress after I told him I was wearing a smart suit.
"He couldn't stop smiling when he saw me walking down the aisle, I felt like a princess.
“Our wedding day was amazing, we will never forget, it was the happiest day of our lives.
“Jack has undergone so much chemotherapy in the past two years but despite being briefly in remission this year, his leukaemia returned.
“When he told me it was terminal last Friday I thought I would at least have a year with Jack before he died but when he told me he had just weeks left I was in complete shock.
“We had made so many plans for the future and Jack just kept saying "I'm so sorry" as he knew he could no longer be here to fulfil them with me.”
Jack will spend his last few weeks at home with his family, friends and Laura’s daughter Lily.