With his down to earth attitude and his penchant for performing wearing a hoodie and trainers, Ed Sheeran isn’t your avaerage popstar.
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t affected by insecurities thanks to the critical music industry.
Speaking on the podcast George Ezra & Friends, the 26-year-old said: ‘I was like, “they’re so photogenic and they’ve got six packs… and I should look like that”.
‘But should I actually care if I’m fat or not? No-one’s bought my records based on me looking a certain way.’
The Shape Of You singer confessed that his insecurities began when he became famous and started to see his image being picked apart.
He said: ‘I had zero insecurities before I became a singer – and I was born with ginger hair.
‘I didn’t care. I’d have a beer belly, ginger hair, wouldn’t wash and wear scraggly clothes.
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‘But as soon as you become in the public eye and people start picking holes in you, you start thinking things are bad for you. Like, “Am I fat?”‘
Ed has way more important things to concentrate on, though, as not only did he just win a Grammy, but he has got engaged.
The star revealed that he popped the question to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn just before the new year.
And Sheeran admitted that he had Taylor Swift to thank for his engagement, as he reconnected with Cherry at one of Swifty’s legendary fourth of July parties.
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