Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran, 30, admitted he used to be “very reckless” in the early years of his fame, with actions that could have landed him in some serious trouble. By no fault of his own of course, but some of his choices could have put him in harms way.
The Bad Habits hitmaker recalled how he used to be very blasé about security, and go to bars and clubs by himself after his gigs during his Multiply tour in 2014 and 2015.
Speaking on the Halfcast Podcast, he looked back at his decisions and wondered how he didn’t run into trouble.
“Tour for me on the Multiply tour; that was when it was really reckless,” he grinned.
“I didn’t have security and it was only me touring.
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“All my touring crew were like 50 and not wanting to go out to clubs, so I would finish a show and head out on my own.”
But now in 2021, and as one of the most successful singers in the world, he acknowledged just how naive his decisions were, even back then.
“Very reckless,” he shook his head.
“I could have got robbed, kidnapped or anything!”
“They’re just like, ‘Oh, you know, it flies by,’ but really I feel like I’ve blinked and something like…” he trailed off as he grinned and shrugged.
And with the release of new music means there’s a mammoth tour around the world on the cards, but he revealed he’s set on taking both Cherry and Lyra with him.
“I’ve got a long tour coming up so I think by that time she’ll probably start primary school [and] we’ll have been around the world like three or four times,” he chuckled.
“So, I think it’s probably time to settle [then] and have a normal childhood I think!”
It’s clear family time means a lot to the singer, who has strict working schedules he sticks to religiously.
Speaking on the Halfcast Podcast, he said: “The other night my wife was in LA and we had a Mexican takeaway and were in bed at 8.30pm. It was like the perfect evening.
“My work now is very structured. I work 9 to 5. I go into work at 9am and finish at 5pm, no matter what.”
Ed went on: “Some producers work mad hours and I say to them, ‘If you don’t show up at 9am or between 9am and 10am, I am off’. We are either working or not working.”