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Ed Sheeran has vowed never to take drugs again as it would be ‘disrespectful’ to late pal Jamal Edwards’ memory.

Jamal, a music producer and the son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards, tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by cocaine and alcohol in February 2022 at the age of 31.

And after opening up how Jamal’s death affected him and detailing the extent of his own past drug use in a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the singer told how he would ‘never touch anything again.’

He said: ‘I would never, ever, ever touch anything again, because that’s how Jamal died.

‘And that’s just disrespectful to his memory to even, like, go near.”

Promise: Ed Sheeran has vowed never to take drugs again as it would be 'disrespectful' to late pal Jamal Edwards' memory

Promise: Ed Sheeran has vowed never to take drugs again as it would be ‘disrespectful’ to late pal Jamal Edwards’ memory

Tragic: Jamal, a music producer and the son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards , tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by cocaine and alcohol in February 2022 at the age of 31

Tragic: Jamal, a music producer and the son of Loose Women star Brenda Edwards , tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by cocaine and alcohol in February 2022 at the age of 31

In an emotional and candid chat with the magazine, Ed spoke about his drinking and drug use and how he ended up giving up both for the sake of his wife and children, Lyra, two and Jupiter, 10 months.

He explained: ‘I was always a drinker. I didn’t touch any sort of like, drug, until I was 24.

He admitted to using a ‘few’ substances but refused to name them for fear his kids would one day read it.

Ed said: ‘I remember just being at a festival and being like, “Well, if all of my friends do it, it can’t be that bad.”

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‘And then sort of dabbling. And then it just turns into a habit that you do once a week and then once a day and then, like, twice a day and then, like, without booze. It just became bad vibes.’

Speaking about how he quit hard alcohol, he explained that it was pregnant wife Cherry – who’s recent health battle left Ed in tears – that put things into focus.

He recalled: ‘Two months before Lyra was born, Cherry said, “If my waters break, do you really want someone else to drive me to the hospital?”

‘Because I was just drinking a lot. And that’s when it clicked. I was like, “No, actually, I really don’t.” And I don’t ever want to be p***ed holding my kid. Ever, ever. 

Giving it up: After opening up how Jamal's death affected him and detailing the extent of his own past drug use in a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the singer told how he would 'never touch anything again'

Giving it up: After opening up how Jamal’s death affected him and detailing the extent of his own past drug use in a candid interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the singer told how he would ‘never touch anything again’

Vow: ' I would never, ever, ever touch anything again, because that’s how Jamal died. 'And that’s just disrespectful to his memory to even, like, go near'

Vow: ‘ I would never, ever, ever touch anything again, because that’s how Jamal died. ‘And that’s just disrespectful to his memory to even, like, go near’

Motivation: In an emotional and candid chat with Rolling Stone, the singer spoke about his drinking and drug use and how he ended up giving up both for the sake of his wife and children, Lyra, two and Jupiter, 10 months

Motivation: In an emotional and candid chat with Rolling Stone, the singer spoke about his drinking and drug use and how he ended up giving up both for the sake of his wife and children, Lyra, two and Jupiter, 10 months

Candid: Ed opens up about his struggles in an honest interview with Rolling Stone magazine

Candid: Ed opens up about his struggles in an honest interview with Rolling Stone magazine

‘Having a couple of beers is one thing. But having a bottle of vodka is another thing. It’s just a realization of, “I’m getting into my thirties. Grow up! You’ve partied, you’ve had this experience. Be happy with that and just be done.”

‘I love red wine, and I love beer. I don’t know any old rockers that aren’t alcoholics or sober, and I didn’t want to be either.’

The death of his best friend Jamal Edwards – which led to Ed having suicidal thoughts – from a combination of cocaine and booze in February 2022, cemented Ed’s feelings about drugs.

The star paid tribute to Jamal earlier this year with a moving freestyle that he filmed at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, of whom Jamal was a fan.

Paying tribute to his pal during an interview with BBC News, Ed said that he believes he wouldn’t be the star he is now without Jamal’s support.

‘I really don’t think I would have been given the opportunities that I was given had it not been for Jamal putting his arm around me,’ he said.

He added that he had been performing on the acoustic scene for several years before Jamal – whom Ed’s new single is dedicated to – discovered him and asked him to perform on his YouTube channel.

Family: In May 2022, Ed also revealed he'd welcomed his second child with his wife Cherry, daughter Jupiter

Family: In May 2022, Ed also revealed he’d welcomed his second child with his wife Cherry, daughter Jupiter

In May 2022, Ed also revealed he’d welcomed his second child with his wife Cherry,  daughter Jupiter.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Ed wrote: ‘Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4.’

Ed and Cherry are already proud parents to daughter Lyra, two, after tying the knot in 2019.

If you need help with a drinking problem phone Alcoholics Anonymous on 0800 9177 650 or contact by email: help@aamail.org

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