Ed Sheeran Talks About Addiction On Tour

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Ed Sheeran is one of the best people in the entertainment business.  (This is Sid BTW) I can tell you from personal experience that he’s one of the most genuine, well-mannered, centered celebrities.  When I read the interview he did while speaking at the Hay House Chasing the Present Summit, about well-being and anxiety, I felt badly for him.  It seems that it’s really lonely on the road.

In the chat Ed spoke about his “very addictive personality,” saying that when he was on tour in 2014 to support his “X” album, “I would stay up and drink all night and then sleep on the bus.  The buses would park underneath the arenas and I’d sleep on the bus all day, then wake up and then come out, do the show, drink, get back on the bus and I didn’t see sunlight for maybe four months.”

That sounds horrible, right?  Things got a little tougher when Ed mentioned eating and drugs, saying, “They used to call me two-dinner Teddy because I used to order two meals and eat that.  Then you start putting on loads of weight and hating the way you look.  I think things like sugar, sweet stuff, junk food, cocaine, alcohol…if feels good the more you do, but it’s the worst thing for you.”

As you can see, Ed talked about drinking, but never mentions directly doing cocaine during the interview.  He never shied away from issues with friends early in his career, saying, “When you have success and you find money… you get people getting weird with you. I had family members turn weird and friends fall out with me and people stealing. It’s not the key to happiness. Fame is an enhancer [of] everyone else’s insecurities. The number of people I don’t speak to anymore just because it just turned weird.”

Ed claimed it was Sir Elton John and his wife Cherry Seaborn that helped him learn to do things in moderation and get back in shape.  Speaking of his wife, Ed said, “She exercises a lot, so I started going on runs with her. She eats quite healthily so I started eating quite healthily. She doesn’t drink that much so I wasn’t drinking,” he said. “I think that all changed things.”

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