"It made me massively reflect on our mortality," his wife shared.
Ed Sheeran is being more open about the cancer diagnosis of his wife Cherry Seaborn with his fans. As the singer shares his thoughts about the diagnosis of the love of his life in his brand-new Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All Disney+ docuseries, which premieres on Wednesday, May 3, the musician discusses what it was like to find out that his pregnant wife had been diagnosed with cancer in February 2022 as per PEOPLE. Sheeran and Seaborn, who often avoids the spotlight, have a heart-to-heart as she discusses why she chose to participate in the documentary in the first episode, "Love."
🚨 | Ed Sheeran wrote seven tracks in four hours after wife Cherry's cancer diagnosis pic.twitter.com/sXSU8P9Ky1— LADbible (@ladbible) May 1, 2023
Sheeran, 32, claims that she is playing it down in a much more somber manner and starts to cry as he continues, "It was horrible." He claims that to deal with the misery he was experiencing, he created seven songs in four hours. "I got diagnosed with cancer at the start of the year which was a massive s—ter," his wife Seaborn said. "It made me massively reflect on our mortality. I would never agree to do anything like this but it made me think, 'Oh if I died, what's people's perception of me? What do you leave behind?'"
She added, "For Ed, the whole point is he wants to say to people, 'I'm not just this music machine. I'm not just this robot that tries to get No. 1. I'm a father, I'm a son, I'm a friend.' It wasn't until this year when I was like, 'I might die.'" The Shape of You artist shared how much Seaborn, 30, means to him in another scene from the show. The docuseries, in which Sheeran discusses his hardships, will debut on Disney+ as the singer-songwriter will also release his most recent album, titled Subtract (but written with a "-" instead).
The singer said in a press statement on March 1, that he put his "deepest, darkest thoughts" into his new record. "When something really intense happens to him, he writes a song," said Seaborn. "It's the most amazing thing in my life that nobody really knows about," he said. "Everything in my life got so much better when she got into it."
"I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be," he shared.
"Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art," Ed said. "Writing songs is my therapy. It helps me make sense of my feelings. I wrote without thought of what the songs would be, I just wrote whatever tumbled out. And in just over a week, I replaced a decade's worth of work with my deepest darkest thoughts. Within the space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumor, with no route to treatment until after the birth," he added.
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