Ed Sheeran Opens Up About Struggles With Alcohol, Eating Disorder Due to ‘Addictive Personality’ (Video)

In a new video titled “Finding Peace at the Top of the Music Industry,” Ed Sheeran opens up about his battle with binge eating and alcohol abuse back in 2015.

Ed Sheeran

The conversation was filmed for the Hay House Chasing the Present Summit and this interview comes as Ed Sheeran continues his music hiatus:

“I have a very addictive personality,” the Grammy-winner said in the new video. “I would 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.”

This dark period of his life coincided with the promotion and tour for his second album X.

“I’m covered in tattoos and I don’t do things by halves,” he said. “If I’m gonna drink, 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 that I’ve been.”


Ed Sheeran attributes some of his recovery to his wife Cherry Seaborn.  “She exercises a lot, so I went and started going on runs with her. She doesn’t drink that much, so I wasn’t drinking. I think that all changed things.” 

He added that he’s learning to take care of himself through exercise and moderation. “I think with addiction, it’s just very hard to moderate, but moderation is the key,” he said.

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