Ed Sheeran Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts, Eating Disorder & Wife's Health In Emotional New Interview
22.03.2023 - 02:29
[Warning: Potentially Triggering Content]
Ed Sheeran is opening up like never before.
The Shape of You singer spoke to Rolling Stone for their upcoming April issue on Tuesday, and he’s ready to share his struggles with the world. In the interview the notoriously private musician spoke on a broad range of topics — and even gave a rare look inside his family life with his wife Cherry Seaborn and their two daughters Lyra and Jupiter.
Kicking off the interview, Ed spoke about F64, the song he released in January to honor the memory of best friend Jamal Edwards, who died suddenly in 2022. The 32-year-old hitmaker said he didn’t really “address” his own mental health until after his friend’s death:
The Thinking Out Loud singer and his self-proclaimed “brother” were so close there was even once a rumor they were more than friends:
Ed went on to say the night Jamal overdosed on cocaine he was sitting and having dinner with Taylor Swift and her boyfriend Joe Alwyn. He and his best friend were texting over dinner making plans to shoot a music video, and “twelve hours later he was dead.” So heartbreaking, but sadly his struggles didn’t stop there…
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Ed would then go on to lose another friend — Australian cricketer Shane Warne — and it left him with suicidal thoughts:
The Shivers singer said he felt his thoughts were “selfish” and he was “embarrassed” about them because he’s a father now, but ultimately his wife encouraged him to get help:
Mental health can affect anyone no matter their status or background, it’s wonderful more people are talking about it to end the stigma.
Teddy’s mental health struggles started at a very young age, according to the pop star. He said being a “small”