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Piers Morgan attends The Sun's "Who Cares Wins" Awards 2022 at The Roundhouse on November 22, 2022 in London, England. Ed Sheeran attends The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena on February 08, 2022 in London, England.

Piers Morgan has apologized to Ed Sheeran after his hacked Twitter account posted abusive messages about the singer-songwriter. Last month, the former Good Morning Britain presenter’s account shared posts about Sheeran and the late Queen Elizabeth II to his 8.3 million followers.

Now, Morgan, 57, has called the posts “abusive nonsense” in a tweet sent early on Monday morning (January 9). Alongside a picture of Sheeran, 31, Morgan tweeted: “By the way, apologies for all the abusive nonsense posted on my feed after I was hacked (yes, yes, do your own jokes) on Boxing Day.” He continued: “And in particular to @edsheeran who I think is a very gifted singer-songwriter with a fine head of hair, not a ‘ginger pr*ck.’

According to reports, Morgan’s account had originally shared posts on Boxing Day (December 26), which contained false information, racial slurs and abusive messages. One fan apparently warned Piers about his data being leaked days before the hacking. Piers replied to the fan: “Yes, I wish I had seen this at the time… would have saved me a lot of problems.”