Popular singer Ed Sheeran has revealed that his wife, Cherry had been diagnosed with a tumour while expecting their second child.
The tumour could only be treated after she gave birth to their baby.
In an emotional post, Ed wrote: "I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be.
Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art.
"Within the space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumour, with no route to treatment until after the birth.
"My best friend Jamal, a brother to me, died suddenly and I found myself standing in court defending my integrity and career as a songwriter. I was spiralling through fear, depression and anxiety
He added: "I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air."
"As an artist I didn't feel like I could credibly put a body of work into the world that didn't accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life."
Addressing how his trauma has transformed his upcoming album, Ed continued: "This album is purely that. It's opening the trapdoor into my soul. For the first time I'm not trying to craft an album people will like, I'm merely putting something out that's honest and true to where I am in my adult life.
"This is last February's diary entry and my way of making sense of it. This is Subtract."