It started to happen gradually, and at a time people have taken me aside and said to me, "Quiet you".
Sheeran did not specifically state which substance he was using, but has been open about his heavy drinking in the past.
Speaking during Saturday night's forthcoming episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, the Shape Of You hitmaker credited girlfriend and childhood friend, Cherry Seaborn, 24, with pulling him back from the brink.
Sheeran does not specify which substances he abused, but in a Rolling Stone profile earlier this year, he defended his heavy alcohol consumption.
"I didn't really notice it was happening".
Do you remember when Ed Sheeran took a year off from the music industry?
"I focused on work, and I can't work under the influence".
"I've had a bit of a bicycle accident and I'm now waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows", he wrote on Instagram. I've worked my whole life to get to where I am, and you can't lose that over something that you do in your spare time, ' the Grammy award victor said. "It's always fun at the beginning, it starts off as an evening, then you do it all alone, and it is no longer the holiday, so it woke me up", he explained.
He ended up having to postpone tour dates in Asia after fracturing his wrist and his elbow in the accident - but now he's revealed that he was so unaware of the extent of the injury that not only did he not go straight to the hospital - he went straight to the pub. Years later, he certainly brought forth his best work with ÷ (divide) - but Ed Sheeran's reality after riding the waves of sudden fame was much darker than he let on. I can't perform under the influence.
The Grammy victor also credited his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, with helping him cope with his issues. "We live together now, and I think that was a real help grounding me", he reportedly said. The "Shape of You" singer is now taking a break from his tour due to two fractured arms caused by a bike accident.