Ed Sheeran Opened Up About Almost Quitting Music After His Daughter Was Born

'I found myself getting really sad and having zero purpose, even though I was putting time and effort into being a dad.'

7/28/2021 1:05:00 AM

'I found myself getting really sad and having zero purpose, even though I was putting time and effort into being a dad.'

'I found myself getting really sad and having zero purpose, even though I was putting time and effort into being a dad.'

Kevin Winter / Getty ImagesHe shares an 11-month-old named Lyra with his wife, Cherry Seaborn."I was like, 'That's it, this is me, I'm just going to be a dad, I'm not going to play music anymore,'" he said."I found myself getting really sad and having zero purpose, even though I was putting time and effort into being a dad."

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Thomas Niedermueller / Getty ImagesBut he realized that it was more important for his daughter to grow up"knowing that her parents have the work ethic" and"love creating."Stephen Pond / Getty ImagesHowever, that didn't make the transition back to the music world any easier:"I slowly got back into music that way, and then the creative process sort of started flowing again. But there was a long period of time where I just didn't really know. Everything was directionless."

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