Ed Sheeran gets candid about his addictive personality: ‘That was probably the lowest I’ve been’

Ed Sheeran (Photo: Getty/Gallo)
Ed Sheeran (Photo: Getty/Gallo)

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has spoken about the realities of having an addictive personality as well as how this led to him binge-eating and -drinking.

After an 18-month break from public life, the Happier hitmaker talked about a challenging period in his life during his 2015 album tour, E! News reports.

“I have an addictive personality,” Ed (29) revealed during an interview with Hay House.

“I’d stay up and drink all night. The buses would park underneath arenas and I’d sleep on the bus all day and then wake up and then come out, do the show, drink, get back on the bus.

“I didn’t see sunlight for like maybe like four months.”

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In addition to this, the four-time Grammy winner revealed that he “didn’t do things by halves.”

“I kinda see no point in having a glass of wine. I’d rather have two bottles of wine. It’s all fun and games at the start. It’s all rock and roll and it’s fun, and then it starts getting just sad.

“So I think that was probably the lowest I’ve been,” he explained.

Ed also revealed that he related to Elton John’s 2019 memoir, Rocket Man, in which the pop icon details his relationship with substance abuse and addiction, Independent reports.

“He’d be like, ‘I’d just go on an ice cream binge and eat four f**king desserts until I threw it up,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, I’ve done that before,’” Ed said about Elton.

“Or his martini binges, where he sees how many martinis he can drink. And I’m like, ‘I’ve done that before, too.’ ”

The star credited his wife, Cherry Seaborn (28), for helping him sober up, according to Huffington Post.

“She exercises a lot, so I went and started going on runs with her,” Ed said. “She doesn’t drink that much, so I wasn’t drinking. I think that all changed things.” 

Sources: E! News, Hay House, Independent, Huffington Post

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