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Ed Sheeran broke down in tears and admitted he just 'wanted the world to stop' after death of his friend Jamal Edwards during a performance of his new album Subtract.
During an intimate show with Apple Music Live at the Eventim Apollo in London on Wednesday, the singer, 32, dedicated two songs to the late music entrepreneur, as he discussed his grief and revealed: 'I'm still not over it, I don't want to be.'
In February 2022 Jamal died after a cardiac arrest brought on by taking cocaine and drinking alcohol, aged 31.
Ed was left heart-broken, battling depression after his friend's shock death explaining how he wished everyone would stand still 'like when the Queen died.'
Playing the album in full for the first time for the live concert series, he was joined by a 12-piece band, including Aaron Dessner of The National.
Upset: Ed Sheeran, 32, broke down in tears and admitted he just 'wanted the world to stop' after death of his friend Jamal Edwards during a performance of his new album Subtract
Grief: During an intimate show with Apple Music Live the singer, 32, dedicated two songs to the late music entrepreneur, revealing: 'I'm still not over it, I don't want to be'
As he addressed the audience ahead of Eyes Closed and Life Goes On, Ed began: 'The last time I was in this venue was with my friend Jamal, to see a comedy show, and I've not been here since.
'The first time I ever played this song, I cried when I introduced it, I cried at the start, I cried at the end and... I'm going to cry now.'
Breaking down in tears he wipe his face with a towel and continued: 'I found this very cathartic to put out.
'I always say these songs are mine until I put them out there, and then they belong to you guys.
'It's been heartbreaking as people share this song to their [Instagram] Stories, and