Ed Sheeran Reveals Taxi Driver Convinced Him to Clean Up His Act

PHOTO: Ed Sheeran arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on June 15, 2014.

Ed Sheeran's upcoming album X was originally going to have profanity on it... but he changed his mind after a cab ride.

At least one song on the album, "Don't," contained the f word, and while Sheeran might sing that in concert, the album version, which was just released on iTunes, does not include the profanity.

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"My whole album is clean," Sheeran wrote on Twitter. "I took all of the explicit lyrics out after a taxi driver convinced me to do it for his daughter. That's the truth."

A slew of tracks from X will be released to iTunes all next week, leading up to the release of the disc on June 23.

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After the release of "Don't" early on Friday, Sheeranannounced via Twitter later in the day that the song was "#1 in 24 countries now."

"So so epic," he added.

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