Cherry Seaborn, Ed Sheeran‘s wife, has discussed how her husband penned seven songs in only four hours to cope with the sad news that she was suffering from cancer while carrying their second child.
In a new documentary titled Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All, scheduled for global release on May 3, 2023, the 32-year-old singer opened out about her disease, which at the time she was told could not be cured until she delivers birth.
Before Seaborn goes into great detail about her cancer experience, a sobbing Sheeran describes the difficult moment he learned of his wife’s diagnosis.
Short version: I was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the year, which was a huge bummer but made me seriously consider death,” she says in the documentary.
I was telling Eds, “I’d never, ever, ever have consented to do something like this, but it made me wonder this whole year, what would people think of me if I passed away?
What will I be leaving behind? I didn’t truly feel like I would die until this year, she continues.
Seaborn continues, “We received the diagnosis of the cancer and the next day Eds went down into the basement and created seven songs in order to deal with the circumstance.
“Some people keep diaries and use the pen to express their emotions. For Eds, if something particularly traumatic occurs, he’ll go write a song.”
Ed responds, “Music has always been therapeutic for me. As a child, it served as a means of expressing my feelings and thoughts, and it still does. It truly does work.