Ed Sheeran opened up about his biggest lows and reflected on his behavior. In an interview with the Hay House Chasing the Present Summit, the singer recalled his unhealthy lifestyle. This resulted in what he describes as the lowest he has ever been.
Ed talked about the time he spent on the road while he was on tour in 2015. He explained that for him it was down to bad diet, drinking, and ‘not seeing sunlight at all’. The singer recalled that he was not even exercising but he would stay up all night drinking. He reveals that there would be buses parked underneath the arena and he would sleep there. Ed further said he would wake up and directly do the show, come back to drink again.
The ‘Shape of You’ singer says this was his routine as he kept doing the same thing repeatedly. He revealed he was like this for four months straight. Ed said it is all fun and games at the beginning but then it gets sad. The singer said, “It’s all fun and games at the start and it’s all rock and roll and it’s fun and then it starts getting like just sad…so, I think that was probably the lowest that I’ve been.”
Ed mentioned that he gained a lot of weight and he wasn’t healthy. Explaining how he felt at the time, he said he lost hope and started asking what is the point. He described part of his problem as an ‘addictive personality’.
Ed Relates to Elton John
Ed said he is reading Elton John’s book and realized there are so many things that he does just like Elton did. The singer explained, “He would be like, ‘I would 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.'”
He continued that even martini binges where he could see how much he can drink. And Ed agrees with Elton thinking he has done the same things as well. Ed explained the effects such lifestyle had on Elton and said that he ends up being really sad and depressed.
Ed talked about the struggle that the intake of certain things can do. He said things like sweet, sugar, cocaine and alcohol, junk food; it all feels really good the more you take it but it is not healthy or good for you. Ed further recalls his own behavior acknowledging he did not behave moderately around food and alcohol. He explained, “I’m covered in tattoos and I kind of don’t do things by halves, so if I’m gonna drink, I kind of see no point in having a glass of wine. I’d rather have two bottles of wine.”
Ed thinks to have a glass of wine is having something in moderation and it won’t affect you the next day. But he mentions two bottles of wine might make someone quite sad the next day. The singer recalls saying he was called ‘Two Dinner Teddy’ because he used to order two meals. He continued because he gained weight and started hating the way he looked and he felt sad.
As he conquered the lows of his life he suggests, “Basically, everything in moderation. Exercise can really help…You feel better, but also you start looking better and when you look better, you’re looking in the mirror and being like, ‘Oh, maybe I don’t hate myself today.'”
Ed also revealed that he found wife, Cherry Seaborn, as a good influence in his life. He reveals that she exercises a lot and it motivated him to join her and go jogging. The singer further said that he started eating healthy as his wife also eats healthy. She also did not drink much which made him stop drinking as well. Ed said, “I think that all changed things.”
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