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What disease does Ed Sheeran have?

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Whiles not necessarily being a disease and more of a mental affliction, Ed Sheeran has opened up about living with “crippling social anxiety” which means he struggles to meet large groups of people.

In an interview with The Sun, Sheeran described the issue as “ironic” in light of the fact he plays huge shows on tour but added that in his day-to-day life, the situation makes him feel “claustrophobic” and like a “zoo animal.”

Sheeran said: “I don’t like large groups of people, which is ironic given I play shows to thousands of people.

“I feel claustrophobic and I don’t like being around many people. I have no problem with talking to people. But it’s when people film me and stare at me. It makes me feel weird.” Sheeran added that he suffers with anxiety “every day.”

He continued: “It makes me feel like I’m not human. If you want to come up to me and have a conversation with me. Even if we’ve never met, just come up. But what instantly cuts me off is that you’re having a moment with them which is so genuine and so nice and then at the end they ask for a picture.

“It puts you down to earth and you’re just 15 likes on Instagram. That’s all you are. I was at a Marilyn Manson show and a man shook my hand and said he liked my music, and that was it. That was so nice. Like if I am eating in a restaurant now, I would prefer to have a private room because if I eat in the public room I have people filming me while I’m eating my food. You feel like a zoo animal. I don’t mean to complain, I have a cool job and life. But I just want to avoid that.”

Sheeran said the situation led to him moving out of London. “I was getting sucked up into it. I felt myself getting drained. If I lived in central London and hung out with people, I wasn’t sure if they were friends with me because of me, or who I am. That’s why I moved here.”

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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