Ed Sheeran reveals his wife was diagnosed with a tumor during her pregnancy
Ed Sheeran pouring everything into his new album.
The Thinking out loud The singer is about to release new music, and he wants you to know that some of his most personal experiences to date have affected him. In a handwritten note shared on Twitter post early Wednesday morning, the 32-year-old announced his latest album, take awaywhich was originally the culmination of “a decade” of work spent crafting “the perfect acoustic album”, was scrapped early last year after a series of life-changing events changed it forever. Explained it:
“In early 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art.”
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He noted that his wife, Cherry Seabornwho was pregnant with their second daughter, Jupiter, at the time, was diagnosed with a terrifying medical condition that could not be treated until the little one was delivered. He explained:
“My pregnant wife was told she had a tumor, with no way to treat it until after the birth.
How scary… On one hand, you would want to do whatever you could to preserve the health of the unborn child, but on the other hand, you would want to make sure that your partner’s health does not go be irreversibly damaged either.
But that wasn’t it… he revealed, in the same month as his wife’s diagnosis, his “best friend,” Jamal Edwards, who he described as “brother,” died suddenly, before finding himself in court, fighting for “integrity and his career as a songwriter.” If you don’t remember, the perfect the singer had to defend his 2017 hit, The Shape For Youover a copyright infringement case that claimed he copied elements from an existing song.
All that caused the artist to spiral into “fear, depression and anxiety.” He explained that he “couldn’t surprisingly send a body of work out into the world that didn’t accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at the level this in my life,” and so a little over a week later, he traded in. his decade of work for every new hit:
“Songwriting is my therapy. It helps me make sense of my feelings. I wrote without thinking what the songs would be, I just wrote whatever fell. And in a little over a week I replaced ten years worth of work with my deepest thoughts. “
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“For the first time, I’m not trying to make an album that people will like, I’m just putting out something that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life.”
See his full post (below):
Take away. 05.05.2023. Pre-order now: https://t.co/W2vnTwszLX
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– Ed Sheeran Headquarters (@edsheeran) March 1, 2023
Since rewriting the album, Sheeran and Cherry welcomed their second baby girl and are “over the moon. We are happy that his wife’s lie did not affect the pregnancy, and they are all happy and healthy!
Are you excited for his new album? It will definitely be a tear jerker. Let us know if you’ll be streaming when it drops on May 5th!
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