Ed Sheeran has revealed he has lost five stone since he stopped drinking “every single day”.
The Shivers singer, who will release his fifth album = on Friday, says he has become “quite clean living” since the birth of his daughter Lyra last year.
He told The Sun: “I think actually taking time off and not being on tour was the worst thing for my health because I would drink every single day.
“I stopped three months before Lyra was born because I was determined I was going to be the person to drive my wife to the hospital.
“I was 15-and-a-half stone at my peak and I think I’m 10-and-a-half now – I was big, it really showed.
“I had a 36 waist – now I’m down to 28.”
He added: “I always knew I was big, but I knew why I was big, too: I loved chicken wings, wine, beer, and I never exercised.
“It was when Cherry was pregnant the penny dropped. Lyra has been the biggest motivation in terms of detoxing my life, and I think it’s a change everyone needs to go through if they’re a parent.”
On Wednesday the 30-year-old revealed his daughter had tested positive for Covid-19, just days after he revealed he had the virus.
Ed is currently isolating with his daughter for 10 days away from his wife, Cherry Seaborn.
He told the Daily Mail: “I’m self-isolating with my daughter. I have been alone with her, without my wife, since we are both positive. I am now going to spend 10 days alone with her.”
“Sometimes I am away and spend just two days a week with her, so being able to be with her for 10 straight days is great. I just spoke to Cherry and told her to relax, take long baths! Our fridge is full and we are just eating all the time.”