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Ed Sheeran Reveals Battle With Substance Abuse And How He Bounced Back

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Fame is an idea that fascinates you, but when it comes to fruition it's not as glamorous as it may seem.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran realized just that during his one-year hiatus from stardom, which he announced toward the end of 2015.

After releasing two immensely successful albums, '+' and 'x', Sheeran said his sudden rise to fame was hard to adjust to.

Also, the immense pressure and attention from social media didn't help either. He felt himself stuck in a cloud of negativity and confusion.

He felt it was easy to slip into the "pitfalls" of the entertainment industry.

"I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse. I never touched anything. I started slipping into it, and that's why I took a year off," Sheeran said on the U.K.'s Jonathon Ross Show.

Ed Sheeran on the Jonathan and Ross ShowYouTube

But the man known for one of the hottest singles of 2017 said he couldn't have recovered without the help of someone very dear to him.

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