Ed Sheeran's lifestyle is ''worrying'' his family.

The 'Photograph' hitmaker's cousin Jethro Sheeran, 39, is growing increasingly concerned about the 24-year-old singer's health and claims the star's track 'Bloodstream' is about taking MDMA.

Speaking about how he reacted to the photographs of Ed stumbling out of a party in February following the BRIT Awards, he shared: ''I was worried about him, I think he had had too much to drink. He was a bit embarrassed about it but what are you going to do?

''Ed is very open about drugs. He has said how he fell in love with a bean bag because he was on MDMA. That is what 'Bloodstream' is about, chemicals in his bloodstream.''

And Jethro believes Ed's split from girlfriend Athina Andrelos earlier this year has caused him to become ''confused'' about the attention he receives from women.

He added: ''It was tough for him when he split up with her, he was quite into her, he took her to Ireland and met my grandma. Now he is getting used to the fact that everyone wants to get with Ed Sheeran, he is a bit confused because if he was a taxi driver I don't think that would happen. I think they fall in love with his voice.''

However, Jethro thinks a break in Ghana will do the star a world of good.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I think he just wants to sit at home and watch movies. He likes the music that has come out of Ghana, he knows that there is going to be no pressure. He just doesn't want to be recognised.''