Ed Sheeran Gets Candid About His Own Struggles W/ Mental Health In 2015

Ed Sheeran opens up about mental health and addiction struggles: ‘2015 was the lowest point of my life, being on tour and living that “rockstar” lifestyle.

Megan Gallagher

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: August 2nd, 2020 8:08 pm pst

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The 4x Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Ed Sheeran, opened up about his struggles during a dark patch in his career. In an interview with Hay House Chasing The Present Summit, Ed opened up about a point in his career, during 2015, when he was on the “X” tour. The singer stated,  For me, it was down to a bad diet, drinking and then not seeing sunlight at all, so I was touring. Oh, and I wasn’t exercising. I felt like I was on a hamster wheel and lost touch with my true happiness. I didn’t start in the industry, to sell out Wimbley stadium- but as I gained momentum, It became more real and I started setting goals”. 

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Sheeran rose to fame from his hit single, “The A Team”, which made it to the charts in 2011. Since, he has been pumping out music and being on tour non stop. Which may seem like living the dream to most, but as Sheeran stated, the “rockstar” lifestyle is actually quite toxic and not healthy, mentally or physically. Ed then went on to describe how he got his rest in before shows, “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.”

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Sheeran then commented on how people’s ideas of being a rockstar and performing that much for months at a time, doesn’t really match the exhausting reality, “It’s all fun and games at the start … it’s all rock and roll and then it starts getting just sad. So, I think that was probably the lowest that I’ve been.On tour and just in that unhealthy cycle of eating bad, drinking, being on a bus nonstop and not having enough me time. “ Sheeran credits his new wife for being his “saving grace” and pulling him out of the toxic cycle, stating, “She exercises a lot, so I went and started going on runs with her. She eats quite healthy, so I started eating quite healthy with her. She doesn’t drink that much, so I wasn’t drinking. I think that all changed things.” 

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Megan Gallagher is a 2x TED speaker, #1 best selling author on amazon, mental health advocate and motivational speaker for teenagers. She lives in Los Angeles and is a writer for AfterBuzz TV.

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