ED Sheeran fans were in tears as he released an emotional tribute to his late best pal Jamal Edwards.
RuckasEd Sheeran has released a beautiful ballad for his late pal Jamal Edwards[/caption]
He was devastated after the young tycoon tragically passed away last year
Ed’s moving video for his ballad was shown on Good Morning Britain where entertainment editor Richard Arnold revealed it had already wracked up over 100,000 views.
With lyrics including: “I’m still holding back these tears because my friends are somewhere else,” it’s little wonder fans were left emotional after hearing it.
They flocked to Twitter to comment, with one saying: “I’m in bits. This song is amazing.”
Another said: “What a touching tribute to Jamal. Crying right now.”
A third chimed in: “Here for you mate.”
Meanwhile Ed has vowed never to do drugs again after the death of his best pal.
Superstar Ed has revealed he used drugs twice a day — but has now sworn off them for good after the shock of his best friend’s death.
Ed 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.”
In an emotionally charged interview, Ed also opened up about his struggles with suicidal thoughts and binge-eating.
However, he has insisted he would never reveal what he had taken, as he does not want their young daughters Lyra, two, and Jupiter, ten months, to find out.
Following Jamal’s death from a cardiac arrhythmia, Ed spent a week with his tragic friend’s mother, Loose Women panellist Brenda, 54, who later urged people not to take drugs.
It also coincided with Ed’s wife of four years, Cherry, 30, being diagnosed with a tumour, which left him feeling suicidal.
In an emotional interview with Rolling Stone, Ed said: “I felt like I didn’t want to live anymore.
“And I have had that throughout my life . . . You’re under the waves drowning. You’re just sort of in this thing. And you can’t get out of it.”
But he says his thoughts felt “selfish . . . especially as a father. I feel really embarrassed about it.”
The Suffolk-based star explained: “My best friend died. And he shouldn’t have done. I’ve always had real lows in my life.
“But it wasn’t really ’til last year that I actually addressed it. No one really talks about their feelings where I come from.
“People think it’s weird getting a therapist in England. I think it’s very helpful to be able to speak with someone and just vent and not feel guilty about venting.
“Obviously, like, I’ve lived a very privileged life. So my friends would always look at me like, ‘Oh, it’s not that bad.’ The help isn’t a button that is pressed, where you’re automatically OK. It is something that will always be there and just has to be managed.”
RuckasEd’s video had fans in tears[/caption]
Ed was heartbroken when his best pal Jamal diedSuperstar Ed has revealed he used drugs twice a day — but has now sworn off them for good after the shock of his best friend’s death.