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Ed Sheeran reveals his huge lion chest tattoo is fake, we feel betrayed

Good one, Ed Sheeran.

The 24-year-old crooner had plenty of his fans raising their eyebrows at what appeared to be a giant picture of a lion he was getting tattooed on his chestearlier this month, writing, "Halfway and ouch." Seeing as the "Thinking Out Loud" singer's already heavily-tattooed, it wasn't that much of a stretch to believe.

Halfway and ouch

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But it turns out, it was all a hoax.

On Wednesday, Ed snapped a photo of his bare chest, writing, "Was only joking about the lion."

Was only joking about the lion

A photo posted by @teddysphotos on


... Really, Ed?!

Still, it was a pretty elaborate hoax. In July, he told the BBC that he would be getting a chest tattoo of a lion -- the England football team's logo -- as a way to commemorate his sold-out shows at the legendary Wembley Stadium in London last month.

"Originally I was going to get the floor plan tattooed on my side, but that seemed a bit ridiculous," he said.

He also even gave credit to celebrity tattoo artist Kevin Paul. "Lion is courtesy of @kp_est78, who puts up with me complaining about the pain," he tweeted on Aug. 11.

So was his admission last month that he once accidentally pooped his pants during a concert a joke too?! Watch the TMI admission in the video here.