Taking to the stage in a black T-shirt teamed with matching trousers and high-top trainers, the hit-maker, 30, dedicated his performance to his late friend, music mogul Michael Gudinski, who died unexpectedly on March 1 at the age of 68.
It comes after Ed revealed on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music podcast this week that he would ‘drink ten pints a night and party until 6am’ before welcoming daughter Lyra with his wife Cherry Seaborn last year.
New hit: Ed Sheeran, 30, performed his brand new single Bad Habits at the TikTok UEFA EURO 2020 Show on Friday night live from Ipswich
Tribute: Taking to the stage in a black T-shirt the hit-maker dedicated his performance to his late friend, music mogul Michael Gudinski, who died unexpectedly on March 1 at the age of 68
Speaking of how fatherhood changed him, Ed told radio host Zane, 47: ‘My lifestyle completely shifted.’
He added: ‘Instead of going to bed at 6am, I’m getting up at 6am and well, earlier than that.
‘I used to do everything to excess, like real excess. I would go to a restaurant and be like, ”Oh, I like the look of that, and that, and I’ll just eat all of that”.
‘I loved drinking everything in sight and all the other stuff.’
Confession: It comes after Ed revealed on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music podcast this week that he would ‘drink ten pints a night and party until 6am’ before welcoming daughter Lyra
Ed and Cherry welcomed their baby daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in September.
Explaining that he overhauled his lifestyle once Cherry was sixth months pregnant, the Shape Of You singer went on: ‘I found when Cherry was six months pregnant, I was like, right at this point, waters might break anytime and I’m just going to stop excess and just be available and be the husband that I’m meant to be.’
Speaking about the changes he’s made, Ed added: ‘I still have beer, but I won’t have ten pints. I’ll have like three, and I still have burgers, but I won’t have two, I’ll have one.’
Getting into it: Ed put on a typically lively performance and was seen beating his guitar and putting on an animated display
Good to be back: Ed was in his element as she sung his latest hit in the name of football ahead of the weekend
The flame-haired crooner also told DJ Zane that becoming a father had changed his relationship with his own parents.
‘The relationship with my parents completely changed, it was amazing before but now it’s just like this eternal gratefulness and respect,’ the doting father explained.
He added: ‘I know what they went through and I’m still going through it… I’m learning day by day. I think it’s amazing.’
Home ground: Ed’s Friday performance was broadcast live from Ed’s home ground of Portman Road, Ipswich Town
Celebration: The TikTok UEFA EURO 2020 Show with Ed Sheeran is a celebration of music and football, and marks TikTok’s partnership with UEFA
Elsewhere in their chat, Ed touched upon his close friendship with U2 frontman Bono, telling Zane that he reached out to the Irish musician to ask for parenting advice after being concerned that becoming a father would impact on his hectic career.
‘I got in touch, and we had like a three-hour chat and he is the sweetest guy.
‘He was telling me about how he navigated being a father, like where his kids went to school and how they did tours and stuff.’
Ed’s Friday performance was broadcast live from Ed’s home ground of Portman Road, Ipswich Town.
The TikTok UEFA EURO 2020 Show with Ed Sheeran is a celebration of music and football, and marks TikTok’s partnership with UEFA.
It comes after Ed, Cherry and their then seven-month old daughter travelled to Melbourne in March where Ed performed at Michael’s funeral.
The legendary music executive helped the Thinking Out Loud singer break the record for most tickets sold for a single concert tour in 2018.
Family: Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their baby daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in September
He shared a close friendship with Ed, having promoted the singer’s highly successful Australasian tour three years ago, which saw more than a million tickets sold, shattering the previous record set by Dire Straits in 1986.
Ed had paid tribute to Michael in a lengthy Instagram post on March 5, and described the late Mushroom Group boss as a ‘father figure and a mentor’.
He said Michael was a ‘tornado of joy’ and that it was ‘hard to put into words’ the impact the promoter had on him.
‘Michael was a tornado of joy. You would know he arrived in the building just by hearing the chaotic bark of his, and you could feel the room get excited about the arrival of his presence,’ he said.
Tribute: Ed performed at the state funeral of his good friend, Michael Gudinski (pictured right) on March 24