"I Was Never Really Happy" - Ed Sheeran Speaks Out About Body Image 4 years ago

"I Was Never Really Happy" - Ed Sheeran Speaks Out About Body Image

Singer Ed Sheeran has spoken out about body image, revealing that he has experienced confidence issues in the past.

Speaking to The Hits Radio, Ed said: “I was never really happy with my image and then I realised it was because I was eating fried food and drinking beer every day. You don’t have to kill yourself by getting into shape. Just eat right and don’t drink every day.”

Ed has teamed up with Young Minds, a charity set up to help the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, in a bid to raise awareness for mental health.

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The 23-year-old said that he's not a big fan of the gym but enjoys dancing: "I’d like to be healthier but I just don’t enjoy working out. I enjoyed dancing and I lost weight while dancing.

I could play football, I could do badminton. I just don’t enjoy running on a treadmill or doing weights or doing sit-ups."

He also gave his opinion on body image in the show business industry: “There’s enough fat people in the industry and there’s enough skinny people in the industry and there’s enough ginger people in the industry.

"There’s enough of everyone in the industry and usually the ones that aren’t attractive are the ones that do the best" said Ed.

The full interview will air on Sunday, November 30 at 10pm on The Hits Radio as part of the State of Mind special, presented by Tulisa Contostavlos.

State of Mind will feature a number of contributors including British prime minister David Cameron and Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue.