The 20-year-old singer was performing a rendition of his hit ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ when the incident occurred.
Misjudging a jump between the onstage speakers, Ed found himself taking a tumble in front of the Nebraska crowd.
Unfortunately for the signer it wasn’t the sort of fall that could be easily covered up- we’re talking full on head over heels.
Just take a look at the epic fall in the video below (the fall occurs ten seconds from the end):
Ed recently spoke out about rumours that he and Taylor Swift, 23, were dating after he was seen leaving her hotel room at 4am during her stay in London for the BRITS.
Clearing up the speculation, Ed told New Zealand Broadcaster TVNZ: “I did go to her hotel, I did stay there 'til four and I did leave in the same clothes.
“But I was playing her my new record. It was strictly that kind of thing.
“Literally, I went in there and we passed the guitar back and forth and played songs to each other.
“I’m a professional.”
However, Ed admitted to enjoying the kudos he received from his friends when the news broke.
He explained: “The thing that impressed me with the media is that because they wrote about it, my mates believed it.”
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