Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran could be seen breaking down in tears as he opened up about his wife’s health battles in his new Disney+ docuseries.
Now, Ed Sheeran’s rise to fame was prolific. At the time, an extremely shy Sheeran was posting videos online when a rapper, Example, noticed his potential and invited him to tour with him.
Remarkably, Sheeran managed to climb to number 1 on the iTunes chart before ever signing to a record label.
The British singer won the hearts of the nation with his stripped-back vibe and captivating humbleness — he was just a normal guy and his guitar — something that people clearly loved.
In January 2011, the star released yet another EP as an independent artist, which smashed through the charts to number 2 — catching the eye of Atlantic Records, who Sheeran signed with the following month.
Songs such as 2012’s ‘The A-Team’, 2014’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’, and 2017’s ‘Shape of You’ have all earned Sheeran the title of multi-Grammy-award winning artist.
But there’s no doubt that Sheeran comes from humble beginnings. He was once a bullied ginger kid who had to overcome major obstacles to get to be one of the wealthiest and most internationally successful musicians in the UK.
At the age of just fourteen, he packed up his belongings and headed to London to officially launch his music career. But, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, in fact, quite the opposite.
The rising star remained determined in his dream to curate a successful music career for himself, playing small venues, producing his own music, and collaborating with other artists he met along the way.
His global stardom has seen him release 4 critically acclaimed studio albums as well as collaborating with other music sensations such as Beyoncé.
And after all that, he fell in love, later marrying his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn.
Childhood pals Sheeran and Seaborn both attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk.
Although Sheeran admitted to having a crush on Seaborn, she went to study in America making their relationship pretty tricky.
However, she came back to the UK to live with him in December 2016, after they rekindled their romance in 2015.
And now they share two daughters, Lyra, 2, and Jupiter, 10 months. However, it wasn’t plain sailing for the pair, as the singer has revealed in his new Disney+ documentary, that Seaborn was diagnosed with a tumour while she was pregnant with Jupiter.
Seaborn was unable to treat the tumour until after she gave birth, and this devastating news coincided with the death of Sheeran’s best friend Jamal Edwards, who helped him become the star he is today.
Clearly overwhelmed, Sheeran could be seen breaking down during the documentary while discussing the impact the news has had on him and his career.
Then, a clip of him crying on stage is also shown, with Cherry saying: “I’ve never seen him cry on stage.”
She adds: “He hasn’t had the time to process and be at peace with his thoughts.”
The docuseries The Sum Of It All is set to come out on the 4th of May.