Terminally ill AFL WAG Kellie Finlayson talks about ‘special’ Ed Sheeran meeting – as Port Adelaide star Jeremy’s wife reveals how they convinced music superstar to change AFL loyalty to the Power
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Kellie and Jeremy Finlayson have shared the ‘special’ moment when they met Ed Sheeran at the music superstar’s recent concert in Adelaide.
Following Port’s big win over Melbourne on Friday night, the pair spoke to Brian Taylor on Channel 7, although Power star Jeremy’s terminally ill wife was initially reluctant to speak on camera.
After being invited to speak with the affable expert, she shared the details of their encounter with the Grammy-winning artist.
The couple were invited to his concert at Adelaide Oval and met Sheeran before he started performing.
‘I’ve been a bit lucky; I won a prize the night before and they gave it to us as a wedding present,” Kellie said.
Jeremy and Kellie Finlayson have opened the lid on their ‘special’ encounter with Ed Sheeran
Terminally ill with cancer, Kellie Finlayson met the Grammy-winning star in Adelaide
“He was actually pretty good. He walked out and knew who we were, so that was pretty cool.”
A close friend of the late Shane Warne’s, Sheeran is known to be a pseudo-supporter of St Kilda, but apparently jumped ship after meeting the pair.
“He’s a Port supporter now, not St Kilda,” Finlayson added. “It was special.”
Kellie, a mother of one, battling terminal cancer, was honored in March for the inspiration she gives to cancer patients.
She was diagnosed after the birth of her daughter Sophia in August 2021.
Last December, the Finlaysons received the terrible news that the cancer had spread to her lungs and was becoming stage four terminal.
The pair joked that Sheeran is now a Port Adelaide fan, having supported Shane Warne’s St Kilda team.
“I don’t want anyone else to go through what I went through, and if I can save one person’s life from an early discovery… that’s all I’m really here for,” she said upon receiving the price.
It’s easier to talk about it than to hide it. Any symptoms you ever have, trust your gut, talk to your doctor, follow through.
“If they tell you it’s nothing, find a new doctor, they’re not the one.”