Ed Sheeran reveals struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression | Ents & Arts News

Singer Ed Sheeran has revealed his struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression following the death of his friend Jamal Edwards last year.

In an extensive interview with Rolling Stone, Sheeran said he tried several drugs – which he declined to name – in his twenties when he was “used to be a party guy”.

“I’ve always been an alcoholic. I didn’t touch anything like drugs until I was 24,” said the 32-year-old.

“I remember going to a carnival and saying, ‘Well, if all my friends did it, it couldn’t be that bad.’ And then there was a bit of a buzz.

“Then it becomes a habit that you do once a week and then once a day and then, for example, twice a day and then, like, no alcohol. It just becomes into bad vibes.”

But the death of my best friendmusic entrepreneur Jamal EdwardsThe arrhythmia caused by cocaine use prompted him to stop taking the drug.

Documentary photo on April 14, 16 of Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV, speaking at the European News Agency (EAA) conference, Grange Tower Hotel, London.  Singer Ed Sheeran spoke about the pain of losing a friend in a song released through the late businessman's SBTV music platform, filmed at Stamford Bridge Stadium, home of Chelsea FC, the team that Edwards is a lifelong fan.  Release date: Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Jamal Edwards

“I’ll never touch anything again, because that’s how Jamal died. And that’s just disrespectful to his memory, even, for example, getting close,” he said. speak.

His wife, Cherry Seaborn, also encouraged Sheeran to stop drinking hard before the birth of their first child.

“Two months before Lyra was born, Cherry said, ‘If my water breaks, do you really want someone else to drive me to the hospital?'” he said.

Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn attend the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City at Parc des Princes on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France.  Photo: Zabulon Laurent/ABACA/Shutterstoc
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn in 2021

“Because I drank a lot. And that’s when it triggered. I said, ‘No, really, I really don’t.’ And I never want to get angry when I hold my baby.

“Drinking a few beers is one thing, but drinking a bottle of vodka is quite another.

“It’s just the perception, ‘I’m about to turn thirty. Grow up! You’ve partyed, you’ve had this experience. Be content with that and just finish’.”

Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards 2022
Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards 2022

Edwards’ death was one of the difficult incidents in Sheeran’s life last year that left him depressed.

Miss Seaborn was six months pregnant when she diagnosed with a tumor that requires surgery.

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She gave birth to a second child Jupiter before undergoing surgery a few months later. Sheeran was also present in court defend a plagiarism lawsuit through his hit song Shape Of You.

“I felt like I didn’t want to live anymore,” he said.

“I’ve been through that all my life…. You’re under the wave. You’re almost in this thing. And you can’t get out of it.”


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