British singer ED SHEERAN almost had TAYLOR SWIFT's blood on his hands after a sword gifted to him by THE HOBBIT director PETER JACKSON slipped and nearly stabbed the country superstar.
The A Team star was traveling on a private plane with his tour mate Swift last month (Mar13) and had taken the prized prop with him as they headed to Nashville, Tennessee - but the sharp object almost ended up stabbing the Love Story hitmaker during take-off.
Sheeran tells MTV.com, "It's like a real sword. I got it shipped over, shipped over to Omaha (Nebraska), so I was bringing it back to Nashville and I think (Swift) and her crew were weirded (freaked) out by it anyway. They were just like, 'Why does Ed have a sword?'
"As the plane started to take off, it was on the table and it (started to shift). The plane is kind of taking off and (the sword) started sliding down (towards Swift) and I was like, 'No!' It was just about to impale Taylor."
Sheeran recently revealed he was handed the one-of-a-kind souvenir from Jackson himself after paying him a visit at his production studio in New Zealand.