The Sing star won two of the top prizes at the ceremony in London in February (15) - British Male Solo Artist and MasterCard British Album for X.

However, Ed's night was marred by sorrow because he was reeling from his break-up with Athina Andrelos, who he had been dating since 2014, and he later got drunk at the show's afterparty.

He was pictured being carried out of the bash being held up by two bodyguards, and Ed admits he turned to booze that night because of his love woes.

"My relationship ended that night." he tells British newspaper The Sun. "That (the drinking) was a knee-jerk reaction to that. Every artist keeps composed in public. Everyone you think is the most composed might end up being the least composed.

"I'm not saying I'm off the rails or I've been off the rails. But every single one of us puts on a front. There's always something going on behind the scenes."

Ed did not confirm the split news until a month after the BRIT Awards when he made the confession during an Australian radio interview.

When quizzed about his love life on Sydney's KIIS 1065, he admitted, "I wasn't single, I was in a relationship for a long time," and when asked if he is now single, he replied, "Yes".

He added, "Well that's interesting, that's the first time I've spoke about that (sic)."