Even though the 25-year-old spent his year-long hiatus doing things like whitewater rafting, swimming with bull sharks without a cage, and bungee jumping around the world — he also admits he "doubled in size," and was forced to drop 50 pounds (whoa!) before he made his highly-anticipated return.
"It was the beer. Well, I'm back on beer now, because I'm fine, but I cut out beer for a bit and started exercising which was quite weird. I didn't realize how much I burned on stage. I stopped touring and I just ballooned instantly."
That totally makes sense. Bravo!
Listen to Ed talk about his travels and his plans for the future in the full interview (below)!!