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EXCLUSIVE: Ed Sheeran Talks Drinking, Dreads And Not Showering In His New Book

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When you think "Ed Sheeran" you don't automatically think "dreads," but at one point in his life, about five years ago, he had 23 -- count 'em -- 23 dreads on his red head.

How do we know that very specific nugget of info? Sheeran reveals it in his upcoming book, “Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey" -- and we have an exclusive excerpt down yonder.

A collaborative effort with artist friend Phillip Butah, Sheeran's book tells the tale of the musician's journey from childhood to his most recent record, X. The section furnished for us by Running Press Book Publishers details a difficult period in Sheeran's career during which he drank copiously, slept on subways and didn't shower that much -- hence the dreads.

Check it out below. “Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey" drops in the U.S. on November 18.

Related: Ed Sheeran’s Artist Friend Phillip Butah Explains What It's Like Drawing Ed 50 Times.