Ed Sheeran Says He Won't Do This One Thing Ever Again

Ed Sheeran has had a successful career as a musician, starting with his debut album in 2011 and going on to craft chart-topping hits like "The A Team" and "Shape of You." Off the stage, Sheeran married his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, in 2019. The couple also recently welcomed their first child, a daughter Lyra, born in August of 2020. Although Sheeran and Seaborn are a relatively private couple, they still are supportive of each other's career paths.

As Sheeran recently released a new album, "=" in October, he is also gearing up for his world tour. Sheeran's Mathematics Tour consists of 54 shows across European cities, kicking off in April in Dublin and ending in Germany in September. Given that North America dates also have yet to be announced, it's likely that Sheeran will be spending more time on the road. However, the touring life might be taking a toll on the singer, as he revealed one thing he won't be doing in the future.

Ed Sheeran won't do stadium tours again

During a December 22 appearance on the "Teach Me a Lesson" podcast, singer Ed Sheeran opened up about how his touring schedule conflicts with his family goals. Sheeran shared that, after his 2022 Mathematics Tour across Europe, he likely won't be devoting as much time on the road — instead of putting that energy towards his wife, Cherry Seaborn, and daughter, Lyra.

"I would hate to get to 20 years time and have a relationship with my kids that had suffered because I'd chosen work over them. I think the pattern I see a lot in my sphere, is if I could go back it would be this: 'I would not miss this birthday and I would not go, yes I'll play another stadium,'" Sheeran explained. He continued, "I think it's about finding the balance with that – and I honestly think that this next tour that I'm going on, at the end of the tour, I can't see myself going on one of them like that again." He also noted that touring might not be ruled out completely, but would try his hand at six-week increments away.

As you might have noticed, Sheeran said "kids" plural in his statement. It's unclear if another baby is on the way, but he did tell the "Open House Party" podcast (via People) in June, "I feel like we were so lucky to be able to have one that I think I would obviously love more. But I think we're so lucky to just have one. So if nothing else happens, I'm so happy, basically."