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    Ed Sheeran Says He "Almost Killed" Elton John On A Recent Video Shoot And It Sounds Like It Was A Close Call

    "Oh, mate. I almost killed him with a bell."

    Ed Sheeran and Elton John have a new Christmas song out. It's called — wait for it — "Merry Christmas." You can watch the video below.

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    During a recent interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Ed revealed that his legendary partner in song defied death — almost literally.

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    "Oh, mate. I almost killed him with a bell," Sheeran said of Elton. Uh, OK — you gotta tell us more.

    Ed Sheeran smiles on stage while strumming a guitar
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    "I'm dressed up as sort of sexy Santa Claus, and I kick a present, but the present had a big metal bell on top of it," he explained.

    Sheeran and John pose for a photo together at an event
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    "I showed him the footage of it today, because we slowed it down, and the bell flew past his head and would've cracked him in the head."

    Sheeran poses for a photo with John with earbuds hanging around his neck
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    Yikes! Of course, Elton John was not killed during the making of the video — because, if he was, we'd be having a different conversation right now. But as Sheeran noted, it was a very close shave.

    Sheeran sings with a guitar in hand as John plays the piano
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    "Oh my god, the horror that went through my body when it was flying through the air," he recalled. I bet!

    Sheeran and John give each other a high five onstage
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    Watch the whole interview here.