Ed Sheeran (32) opens up about her struggle with depression. After the death of two of his friends and the difficult pregnancy of his wife, Cherry Seabonthe singer began to experience what he had already suffered in silence before. “I felt like I didn’t want to live anymore,” were the words of the artist in an interview for Rolling Stones.
The Briton confessed that guilt also took hold of him and he thought he was selfish for having those feelings. “Especially now as a dad. I felt very ashamed about it,” he explained. It was his wife, Searbon, who realized what was happening to him and told him that he had to get help. Sheeran started going to therapy, Although he comments that in England it is not seen well, it saved him: “I think that being able to talk to someone and get everything out and not feel guilty about it helps a lot. But I know that I have lived a privileged life and that is why my friends have always told me that it’s not so bad”, argued the musician.
In this interview, he also showed his difficult battle with food. The comparison with other pop stars that he was subjected to when he began to stand out on stage, made his body insecurities increase. “I have a real eating problem. (…) I’m a compulsive eater. I’m compulsive with everything. But now I’m more of an athlete and a compulsive father. And at work too, clearly”, confessed the artist.
a complicated stage
On February 20 of last year, Jamal Edwards, one of the UK’s most prominent young music entrepreneurs, He died suddenly from a heart arrhythmia caused by cocaine use. This event opened Sheeran’s eyes and he decided to stop consuming any type of drugs with which he had been in contact since he was in his twenties: “I will never touch anything again, because that’s how Jamal died, and it would be disrespectful to his memory,” he concluded. He also did it for his daughters Lyra and Jupiter. “I would never want to raise them in my arms while drunk. Never. (…) I understood that he was already 30 years old and had to grow up,” he said.
Just before Edwards’ death, his wife was diagnosed with a tumor when she was 6 months pregnant, it required surgery, but they couldn’t do it until after giving birth. Finally, Seaborn was able to terminate the pregnancy and the operation was successful in June 2022, the morning the Briton gave a concert at Wembley Stadium in London, Rolling Stone reports. Soon after, the singer had to witness another loss of a loved one, that of the Australian cricket star. Shane Warne and go to court for a claim for plagiarism against the song ‘Shape of You’ who ended up winning.
Your next projects
These difficult moments will be reflected in his next album ‘Subtract’ (May 5) and in his documentary on Disney + ‘The Sum of It All’. This new album was made together with the musician Aaron Dessner, who previously produced ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’ by Taylor Swift. The composer encouraged Sheeran to make “more vulnerable” pieces, he told Rolling Stones. Dessner, as he had previously done with Swift, would send instrumental tracks to the singer to turn into songs. “I wrote the lyrics while I was traveling in a car or on a plane or whatever, and I finished it. That’s how the record came out, everything was very, very, very fast,” expressed the artist.
Sheeran revealed that with Dessner they have created another album that did not yet have a release date. He has other projects in mind, such as a collaboration with the very same Shakira, and is currently composing songs for the Colombian’s next album. Also, there will be new topics with Pharell Williams, David Guetta and Justin Bieber. And even without opening day, there is a corporate album in the oven with the reggaeton star J. Balvin.