Ed Sheeran has secretly been battling substance abuse.
The hitmaker admitted this for an upcoming appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show. According to Sheeran, his sudden rise to fame had a dark impact on his life. Oh no!
The Shape Of You singer explained:
“I think you need to, when you get into the industry, adjust to it ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and I didn’t adjust because I was constantly working on tour. And all the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse… I never touched anything. I started slipping into it, and that’s why I took a year off and buggered off.”
“I focused on work, and I can’t work under the influence, I can’t write songs under the influence, I can’t perform under the influence ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ so the more I worked the less [that happened]. I’ve worked my whole life to get to where I am and you can’t lose that over something that you do in your spare time…
I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening, and then some people took me to one side and were like, ‘Calm yourself down’├óΓé¼┬ª It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you’re doing it on your own and it’s not, so that was a wake-up call and taking a year off.”
Oooooh, okay. That explains Taylor Swift‘s bestie’s hiatus. As for Ed’s love life, he couldn’t be more in love with Miz Seaborn. The A-lister added:
“We live together now, and I think that was a real help grounding me. I was a 25-year-old in the music industry on tour so I just needed someone to balance me out.”
Awwwww! We’re glad Ed is in a much healthier place these days!
Keep up the good work, bud.
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