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Ed Sheeran says he’s lost 50 pounds, quit smoking,

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Ed Sheeran is opening up about his impressive weight loss.

The “Shape of You” singer, 28, opened up recently on the Back of the Coin” podcast is about a 50-pound weight loss, and why he decided to drop the weight.

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“I’m not touching the race for a long, long time,” Sheeran said, while noting that he played soccer as a kid.

As a former smoker, Sheeran noted that his health was “kind of went out the window after picking up the habit, in addition to playing music at the same time.

“I gave up smoking three years ago, and since then it has started to work out. I love it,” the singer continued.

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Sheeran’s normal workouts are about 45 minutes in the morning to run and to swim, and sit-ups.

“I started doing it, because of course, when I quit smoking, I was very much aware of the fact that my lungs were so full from it that I need to clear them out,” he said of the run. “Gyms are great, but there’s nothing better than to be fresh in order to really give it a clean out. To me, this is the main reason why I started to do that.”

“I’ve gotten really into cycling, and there is no way that you can provide, such as your e-mail to check, or look at the TV shows,” he continued. “You have to be with someone to talk to, or you’re thinking about. And it’s a really good thing.”

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In the midst of his hectic tour schedule, Sheeran noted that “you can’t stay fit, and that it is in the United States of america is one of the most difficult places, in order to maintain their level of fitness.

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“It’s always America that gets me, America is on the bus,” he said. “Since you’re done with a show, in America, you know, you’re like a tray of chicken wings, sit in the back of the bus, in the movie, ‘The Simpsons’ to drink a couple of bottles of wine, but that’s each and every day, so it just piles up on you.”

“But in the last couple of years, because of the bigger shows, they take longer to set up, so you can have a little more time in between them, so that you can have a routine,” he continued. “No matter where you go, there will always be a cool place to run.”

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