English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has shed some light on why he stepped away from his booming music career in 2015: He was dealing with substance abuse-related issues.
Sudden fame had a negative impact on him, the "Shape of You" crooner explained for an upcoming episode of Britain's "The Jonathan Ross Show," which airs on Saturday.
"I think you need to, when you get into the industry, adjust to it — and I didn't adjust because I was constantly working on tour. And all the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse," he said, via People.