From May Disney shows the new, four-part documentary series “Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All”. According to a press release, the international superstar “opens the doors for a thoroughly honest insight into his private life”. A published trailer also shows that it shouldn’t just be about Ed Sheeran’s (32) music. The series, which will be streamed in its entirety from May 3, also deals with the illness of his wife Cherry Seaborn (30) and the death of his best friend Jamal Edwards.

Everything got “so much better” when Cherry came into his life, Sheeran says in the trailer. The two have been married since 2019 and have two daughters together. They had reached their personal peak, but his wife had fallen ill. “It was really bad,” says the singer. “And then suddenly my best friend Jamal died.”

Sheeran recently opened up about mental health issues when announcing his new album -, which will be released on May 5th. Among other things, due to a tumor disease of his wife, he suffered from depression. He was quoted as saying in a press release by his record company Warner Music that she received the diagnosis during her second pregnancy and therefore could not initially be treated.

And the death of his friend, who was like a brother to him, was devastating. “I was in a spiral of anxiety, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up, unable to catch my breath,” Sheeran explained.

He was asked if he wanted to shoot a documentary, he now says in the trailer. First in the studio and then a concert? Sure, Sheeran thought. But that’s not what “The Sum of It All” is about. Loss overshadowed his entire life. “Life is unpredictable,” says Sheeran. “Plans can change very quickly.”

Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis said the docuseries wants to show a side of Sheeran “that fans have never seen before.” In addition to these personal issues, it should also be about the singer’s music. For example, he will tell the story behind his love song “Perfect” or exclusive archive recordings of “Bad Habits” will be shown.

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