Ed Sheeran has opened up about living with “crippling social anxiety” which means he struggles to meet large groups of people.
In the new interview with The Sun, Sheeran described the issue as “ironic” in light of the fact he plays huge shows on tour but added that in his day-to-day life, the situation makes him feel “claustrophobic” and like a “zoo animal.”
Sheeran said: “I don’t like large groups of people, which is ironic given I play shows to thousands of people.
“I feel claustrophobic and I don’t like being around many people. I have no problem with talking to people. But it’s when people film me and stare at me. It makes me feel weird.” Sheeran added that he suffers with anxiety “every day.”
He continued: “It makes me feel like I’m not human. If you want to come up to me and have a conversation with me. Even if we’ve never met, just come up. But what instantly cuts me off is that you’re having a moment with them which is so genuine and so nice and then at the end they ask for a picture.
Ed Sheeran Enlists Eminem, Cardi B, Khalid for ‘No.6 Coll. Justin Bieber has confirmed that his upcoming collaboration with Ed Sheeran. 15-track set also includes Bruno Mars, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Meek Mill and many others
Eminem and 50 Cent, Cardi B and Camila Cabello, and Bruno Mars with Chris Stapleton are just a few of the team-ups Ed Sheeran has orchestrated for his forthcoming No.6 Collaborations Project. Due July 12th, the 15-track set also includes contributions from Khalid, Travis Scott, and Meek Mill with A Boogie Wit a Hoodie alongside several other artist collaborations.
There are 22 featured artists in all. “I’m a huge fan of all of the artists I worked with on the album,” the singer-songwriter said in a statement. “Whether I’ve been following them since the beginning of their careers, or had their albums on repeat, they’re artists that inspire me and all bring something special to each track. Can’t wait for you to hear it!”
— Justin Bieber (@lookalikebieber) May 6, 2019
The singer released his last album, ‘Purpose’, back in 2015. In January, Scooter Braun teased that its follow-up – and the pop star’s fifth album – would arrive in 2019.
Despite announcing he was taking a break to “repair some deep rooted issues” last month, Bieber surprised fans recently by taking to the stage with Ariana Grande at Coachella 2019.
The 25-year-old later hit out at a US news reporter’s criticism of the cameo. “We can find something negative to say about anything or anyone,” said Bieber. “When are we gonna be the kind of people that find joy in adding value to one another and not tearing each other apart.” (NME)
Ed Sheeran had a new entries in this year’s special chart as The most popular songs played at funerals. New entries in this year’s study are Ed Sheeran’s Supermarket Flowers, and You Raise Me Up by Westlife.
Hymns have officially dropped off the list Songs by Ed Sheeran and Frank Sinatra are more popular at funerals than traditional hymns, according to a new poll.
Top songs at UK funerals, 2019
- My Way – Frank Sinatra (non-mover)
- Time To Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman (non-mover)
- Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy (non-mover)
- Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler (non-mover)
- Angels – Robbie Williams (re-entry)
- Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran (new entry)
- Unforgettable – Nat King Cole (up three places)
- You Raise Me Up – Westlife (new entry)
- We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn (down three places)
- Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Eric Idle, from Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ (down two places)
‘My Way’ has held the Number 1 slot for a number of years apart from in 2014 when ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life’ from the Monty Python film Life of Brian was the most popular. Edward Elgar’s stirring Nimrod was the most popular classical choice overall, although it failed to make the top 10.