Ed Sheeran, 26, of Suffolk, said on Twitter, 11 April 2017: “I’m sad to say my daughter tested positive for benazepam and alprazolam after attending a weekend gathering. She was taken to hospital in an ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Thank you all for your messages.”
The lyric “I got drugs in my veins” for his new song “Shape of You” depicts Sheeran’s daughter as a character with substance-abuse issues. Sheeran’s daughter was on benazepam and, for four hours, cocaine.
Swedish singer-songwriter and actress Kaya Scodelario said, on Twitter, 23 April 2017: “Got sent some worrying news this morning that my best friend’s baby daughter might have been taken somewhere against her will and assaulted. Unbelievable. We’ve been through some real sh*t recently.”
On 25 February 2017, Scodelario was in a car with her then-two-month-old son, Wolf, when he “was taken out of the vehicle in the boot,” she wrote on Twitter.
“There was a scary moment when they couldn’t wake him up in the ambulance,” said an Australian woman who cared for Scodelario’s baby, 10 News. Wolf spent four days in intensive care in Australia’s Gold Coast hospital.
“I’m not OK and I didn’t expect this to happen so quickly,” she said. “I didn’t sign up for this. I wasn’t aware. I’m sorry, Wolf, for what happened. It was horrible.”