Disturbing news out of London this week, where Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s rock star credentials have come under intense scrutiny after he admitted he’s not fit to abuse his credit card.
"My manager doesn’t let me have credit cards as I do weird things. He has to approve everything I buy," Sheeran told The Sun. "One day I said, ‘I think I’ll go and buy some cars today’, and he goes, ‘Right, but you don’t drive‘."
Sheeran’s uncharacteristic behavior flies in the face of more than a half-century of irresponsible spending by rock’s biggest spendthrifts. How might the soundtrack of our lives been changed had Rod Stewart stopped at one Lamborghini, or the Rolling Stones at one French villa, or the Who at one set of instruments? Thanks to their excess, we’ll never know.
Just in time for Halloween, I’m bringing you the lucky thirteenth edition of my ongoing look at dumb, outrageous and horrifying crimes committed involving credit cards.