A first peek at Ed Sheeran’s documentary reveals an emotional moment when he bursts into tears when discussing his wife Cherry Seaborn’s health difficulties.
Earlier this month, the singer took to Instagram to reveal that Seaborn, whom he has been married to since 2019, was diagnosed with a tumor while pregnant with their second kid last year.
In the same month, the singer’s best friend, Jamal Edwards, died suddenly.
These traumatic life events altered the path of Sheeran’s new Disney+ docu-series The Sum of It All, as he explains in the teaser.
“Cherry’s health, it was really bad, and then suddenly my best friend Jamal dies,” he goes on to say.
“You said, ‘Do you want to produce a documentary?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, it should be me in the studio, and we’ll do the gig.’
“That’s not what the documentary is.”
The video then turns to the ‘Shape of You’ singer in a vehicle, bursting into tears.
Hundreds of others have shown their support, including one who said in the trailer’s YouTube comments: “This documentary series just proves that even when fans thinks he’s a super figure… he’s just a human with ups and downs just like the rest of us.”
“So much respect for Ed and Cherry!”
Jamal Edwards, the singer’s dearest friend, unfortunately died last year.
Another added, “I’m very pleased for this; he deserves all of the success and good things in his life.
“You can always see the passion he has for music and expressing himself, that has never changed.”
“Real life happens to all of us, no matter where we are,” said a third. “I’m hoping you Cherry and the girls are doing well.”
The upcoming documentary, which corresponds with Sheeran’s sixth studio album release ‘Subtract’, is intended to take audiences on a trip through how a ‘unlikely youngster with a stutter soared to stardom to become one of the biggest worldwide music superstars’.
According to the official synopsis: “For the first time, worldwide superstar Ed Sheeran provides a comprehensive and searingly honest look into his private life as he examines the universal issues that drive his songs.
The couple currently has two daughters together.
“This series follows Ed after he learns of life-changing news and reveals his hardships and triumphs during the most challenging period of his life.”