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Ed Sheeran announces his new album Subtract, reveals details of his wife’s tumor and the death of his best friend


Chart-topping British superstar Ed Sheeran has announced his long-awaited album, which is likely to be released on the 5th.y maybe. The upcoming album delves into the challenges the singer faced in early 2022. Sadly, the “Bad Habit” singer went through some unfortunate events during that time period. In his latest Instagram post, the singer shared his personal struggles, including the death of his best friend, a copyright infringement case, and his wife’s health issues during her second pregnancy.

Ed Sheeran mentions the death of his friend and his wife’s tumor

In a recent Instagram post, the four-time Grammy winner shared that a series of traumatic events in 2022 have changed his life, his mental health, and his perception of music and art. In the post, Ed went on to share that his wife, Sherri Seaborn, was diagnosed with a tumor with no room for treatment until the baby was born. Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn welcomed their second daughter in July. They are also proud parents to two-year-old daughter, Lyra Antarctic Seaborn Sheeran. He further said that his best friend Jamal Edwards, who was also a brother to him, died suddenly. All this happened within a month. Around the same time, Sheeran had to face a court battle over a copyright infringement case for his song “Shape of You”.

About Ed Sheeran’s New Album “Subtract”

Regarding his album, the singer-songwriter said that he did not attempt to create an album that people would enjoy. All he does is share something honest and real. The minus would reflect his struggles, including fear, depression, and anxiety. He’s been working on Subtract for decades but the events of the past year have caused him to rewrite his album. Put Up would be his final album in the sports album era. The previous four were – addition, division, multiplication, and equality.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.