From the top of the world to the lowest lows, viewers will see Ed Sheeran go through it all in the newly announced Disney+ four-part docuseries Ed Sheeran: The sum of everything. In the trailer (released March 20), 32-year-old Ed credits two people for his success in music and life. Jamal Edwards, the founder of the online platform SBTV, who started his career; and: Cherry SeabornEd’s wife and mother of his children. “You have to wait for one person to be like, ‘That’s cool,’ and for me it’s Jamal,” said Ed, who called Edwards his “best friend.”
Jamal Edwards died in 2022 at the age of 31 from a heart rhythm disorder caused by recreational drugs, according to the BBC. “Loss took over my life,” said Ed, who cries in the back seat of a car at one point in the trailer. Ed “hasn’t had time to process his thoughts and come to terms,” especially after Jamal’s death hit when Cheri, 30, was diagnosed with a tumor while pregnant with their second daughter. “Life is unpredictable,” Ed says in the trailer. “Plans can change really quickly.”
The four-part documentary, produced by Emmy-winning producers Fulwell 73 Productions, will premiere globally on Disney+ on May 3. It will allow fans to see a side of Ed that they never knew. “In my personal and private life, I have always been very careful. the only documentary I ever made was one that focused on my songs,” Sheeran says in a press release. “Disney approached me to do a four-part documentary and it was the right time to open the door and let people in. I hope people enjoy it.”
“Everybody in the world knows and loves Ed Sheeran’s songs because he has been the soundtrack to so many moments in our lives,” said Fulwell 73 partners. Ben Turner and: Ben Winston in a joint statement. “But this film series shows the real man behind the hits, showing Ed in a completely different light after a tumultuous year personally and professionally. It’s an honor for us to prepare this four-part series.”
Ed addressed this tumultuous point in his life in an Instagram post in early March, shortly after announcing his new album, take out “Within a month of pregnancy, my wife was told she had a tumor, and there was no way to treat it until she gave birth. My best friend Jamal, who was a brother to me, died suddenly and I found myself in court defending my integrity and my songwriting career. I spiraled through fear, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, my head was below the surface, I looked up, but I couldn’t break through the air.”
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