The oh-so-swoonworthy singer recently opened up to Australia's Nova radio station about his injury and having to go under the knife.
"I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it," he said. "I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft, which means I'm not allowed to fly for a while, so it's kind of good, it means I have to stay at home."
Eddie said he didn't realize the extent of his injury until he returned to the water. "It's the most painful thing having a hole in your eardrum and having water go in." Ouch, we can't even imagine. Just an earache is enough to take you down for the count!
Ed's not the only big time celeb to bust his eardrum. His buddy Bieber recently did the same thing when he jumped off a cliff into water. He didn't need surgery, though.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Ed!