It’s sometimes easy to forget that celebrities, for all their riches and star power, are the same as the rest of us. As a result, they’re subject to the same joys and sorrows, the same heartbreaks and shocks and tough times in life.

Perhaps we would do well to remember that the next time we’re jumping into sensationalistic headlines and believing rumors that crop up without any evidence. Celebrities are people too, and challenging periods come for them as well.

Don’t believe us? You need only look as far as Ed Sheeran, whose wife was cruelly diagnosed with cancer last year while pregnant with the couple’s second child.

He’s known worldwide as one of the most successful music artists of his genration, but Ed Sheeran’s had more than his fair share of worry in the last couple of years.

As per reports, he and wife Cherry Seaborn have been married since 2019, having initially gotten together in 2015.

Yet their worlds were turned upside down last year when Cherry was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Compounding Sheeran’s sense of woe was the fact that his best friend died that same month.

Speaking in his Disney+ docu-series Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All, Sheeran explained: “Cherry’s health, it was really bad, and then suddenly my best friend Jamal dies.

“You guys said, ‘Do you want to make a documentary?’ And I went, ‘Yeah, it should be me in the studio and we’ll play the gig.’

“That’s not what the documentary is.”

The camera than cuts to Sheeran in floods of tears as he travels in the back of a car.

Sheeran’s wife Cherry revealed in the same documentary that doctors discovered a tumor in her arm during the sixth month of her pregnancy.

“I got diagnosed with cancer at the start of the year….,” she said. “It made me massively reflect on our mortality. I would never agree to do anything like this, but it made me think, ‘Oh if I died, what’s people’s perception of me? What do you leave behind?’”

She continued: “For Ed, the whole point is he wants to say to people, ‘I’m not just this music machine. I’m not just this robot that tries to get No. 1. I’m a father, I’m a son, I’m a friend.’ It wasn’t until this year when I was like, ‘I might die.’”

Following months of worry, Cherry successfully delivered she and her husband’s second child. She underwent successful surgery to address the tumor in her arm shortly thereafter.

We can’t begin to imagine the worry that must have gripped Ed Sheeran upon learning his wife had a tumor while pregnant. Thank God everything turned out okay.

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