Ed Sheeran reveals he owes a lot to his wife after she helped him through his addictions

music news 28/07/2020

While we all know and love Ed Sheeran as the cheery, ginger haired Brit who possesses one of the most beautiful songwriting abilities and voices in the world, not many of us realised the dark addictions he suffered from behind closed doors.

Ed has admited to The Sun that he has "a very addictive personality" and admitted he used to constantly binge on alcohol and junk food.

But, Ed has credited his wife, Cherry as a saving grace through his addictions and helping him get over them.

During the very candid interview, Ed revealed that when he was reading Elton John's autobiography he could see similarities in their stories. 

Giving an example from the book, he said: "He [Elton] would be like, "I would just go on an ice cream binge and eat four f***ing desserts until I throw it up", and I was like, "I've done that before.""

"I'm covered in tattoos and I kind of don't do things by halves so if I'm gonna drink, I see no point in having a glass of wine. I'd rather have two bottles."

He revealed that his wife doesn't drink alcohol too regularly, so that saw him start drinking less and less.

He has also said that Cherry helps him manage his anxiety, keeping him calm even in times of stress.

Glad to hear that you've got your groove back, Ed. Hope you're enjoying your time off.