Singer Ed Sheeran, currently on tour in Ireland, has released a statement after his track Small Bump was used without his consent. 

Ed Sheeran's 2011 hit song Small Bump has reportedly been played by Pro-Life campaigners as they handed out leaflets in Dublin City Centre. 

The British pop star took to Instagram to denounce all association with the Pro-Life campaigning, stating that "it does not reflect what the song is about".

"I've been informed that my song 'Small Bump' is being used to promote the Pro-Life campaign, and I feel it's important to let you know I have not given approval for this use, and it does not reflect what the song is about," the 27-year-old singer said. 

The song refers to a pregnancy that ends after four months.

It features lyrics like "'You’re just a small bump unknown, you’ll grow into your skin/With a smile like hers and a dimple beneath your chin/Finger nails the size of a half grain of rice, and eyelids closed to be soon opened wide/ A small bump, in four months you’ll open your eyes.”