'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker Ed Sheeran has revealed that his friends and family are convinced he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Ed Sheeran's friends and family are convinced he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The chart-topping star has never been diagnosed with the brain disorder, which is marked by an inability to pay attention for concerted periods of time and hyperactivity - but has revealed it was repeatedly suggested to him throughout his childhood.
Ed, who admits to being a ''weird'' child, shared: ''I was never diagnosed but everyone is convinced I have ADHD.''
The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker also claimed he hasn't really taken a day off from working on his music since he was 16.
Ed explained that his admirable work ethic is something that stems from his dad John.
He told GQ magazine: ''It comes from my dad thinking I was lazy and wanting to prove a point.''
Meanwhile, Ed recently said that he and Taylor Swift have become two of the most popular artists in the world because they both have the mentality of an underdog.
He said: ''There's an underdog element to it. Taylor was never the popular kid in school. I was never the popular kid in school.
''Then you get to the point when you become the most popular kid in school - and we both take it a bit too far.
''She wants to be the biggest female artist in the world and I want to be the biggest male artist in the world. It also comes from always being told that you can't do something and being like, 'F you. I can.'''
In fact, Ed revealed that his long-term ambition is to outsell Adele and become the most popular artist in the world.
He reflected: ''Adele is the one person who's sold more records than me in the past ten years. She's the only person I need to sell more records than. That's a big f***ing feat because her last album sold 20 million. But if I don't set her as the benchmark then I'm selling myself short.
''I'm not in competition [creatively] because we all sit in our own lanes, but once the creative product is out there is a race to the finish line.''
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