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Ed Sheeran's weight ballooned to 15 stone when he quit touring

Ed Sheeran's weight ballooned to 15 stone when he quit touring
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Ed Sheeran's weight ballooned to 15 stone (95 kilograms) after he quit touring as he drank excessively and had a bad diet.

The Shape of You hitmaker noticed his weight creeping up when he took a break from his hectic schedule because he didn't exercise and indulged in a diet involving fried food and beer.

"Since becoming a dad I've become quite clean-living. But I think actually taking time off and not being on tour was the worst thing for my health because I would drink every single day," he confessed to The Sun newspaper. "I was 15-and-a-half stone at my peak and I think I'm ten-and-a-half now - I was big, it really showed. I had a 36 waist - now I'm down to 28. I always knew I was big, but I knew why I was big too - I loved chicken wings, wine, beer, and I never exercised."

The 30-year-old went on a detox when his wife Cherry became pregnant with their first child and has maintained a healthy lifestyle ever since their daughter Lyra was born in August 2020.

"I stopped three months before Lyra was born because I was determined I was going to be the person to drive my wife to the hospital," he continued. "It was when Cherry was pregnant the penny dropped. Lyra has been the biggest motivation in terms of detoxing my life, and I think it's a change everyone needs to go through if they're a parent."

Even though he has overhauled his lifestyle, Ed hasn't cut out alcohol or his favourite foods - he just enjoys them in moderation nowadays.

"I do still do all the things I love. I drank wine yesterday, I just didn't drink two bottles of it," he explained. "I don't ever want to 'quit' anything either. Because I feel like if you totally try to quit something at some point you'll probably end up starting to try and binge it again."


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