Music Legend Confirms He Took Time Off To Battle Substance Abuse

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A music star we never expected this from just opened up about his struggle with substance abuse. I had no idea.


Fans were shocked after music legend Ed Sheeran opened up about substance abuse. Sometimes the stars that you least expect to get caught up in all of this, do.

He shared the news recently during an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show. For the first time ever, Ed opens up about his secret struggle with substance abuse.

Apparently it took place when first coming up in the music industry, which is most likely when it’s the hardest to say no. He shared that you have to adjust to being on tour ad constantly working.

As a new star it’s easier to fall into substance abuse and the whole party scene.

“I think you need to, when you get into the industry, adjust to it — and I didn’t adjust because I was constantly working on tour,” he confides while on the show (quotes via People). “All the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse.”

Sheeran continued to share that he didn’t notice it was actually happening at first. Apparently some of his friends took him aside and told him that he needed to calm down.

In the beginning it was fun, but when he started doing it on his own he realized that it was a serious problem. That’s when he decided it was best for him to take some time off.

Fans all wondered what the deal was, and we are heartbroken to hear thats what this is about.

“I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening, and then some people took me to one side and were like, ‘Calm yourself down,'” he recalls. “It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you’re doing it on your own and it’s not, so that was a wake-up call and taking a year off.”

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This is so sad! I had no idea!

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