Marcus Mumford says he was sexually abused as a toddler

Marcus Mumford has opened up about being sexually abused as a toddler.

Forward of his new solo album, “Self-Titled,” the lead singer of Mumford & Sons spoke with GQ about his newest single, “Cannibal,” a deeply uncooked and private tune that acquired a Steven Spielberg-directed music video.

“Like lots of people — and I’m learning more and more about this as we go and as I play it to people — I was sexually abused as a child,” Mumford informed the journal. “Not by family and not in the church, which might be some people’s assumption. But I hadn’t told anyone about it for 30 years.”

Mumford additionally revealed that “Cannibal” was the primary time he informed his mom concerning the abuse, after she heard it via the partitions and requested what the tune was about.

“I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s about the abuse thing,’” Mumford stated of his response. “She was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ So once we get through the trauma of that moment for her, as a mother, hearing that and her wanting to protect and help and all that stuff, it’s objectively f— hilarious to tell your mom about your abuse in a f— song, of all things.”

Elsewhere within the interview, Mumford distanced himself from the politics of former Mumford & Sons band member Winston Marshall, who stepped away from the group final 12 months to look at his “blindspots” after praising Andy Ngo’s e book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”

Mumford made it clear that though he nonetheless supported his buddy — and really begged him to remain within the band, saying he felt you may disagree and nonetheless work collectively — he couldn’t deliver himself to help Marshall’s views.

“I just don’t think it’s the job of musicians to have all those thoughts,” Mumford informed GQ. “And I think Win probably agrees. I don’t know. But I should think he probably agrees. Which is part of the reason why he wanted to quit. Because he felt like his priorities couldn’t align in the way he wanted to speak about things and live life. He wanted to do a different thing. And that’s why I support him doing a different thing. Even though we disagree on a lot. A lot. And more now.”

Lower than a month in the past, Spielberg made his music-video directorial debut when he filmed the one-shot video for “Cannibal,” all on his cellphone. Spielberg even bought particular help from his spouse, actor Kate Capshaw, who moved the 75-year-old director round in his rolling chair to get the right pictures.

“On Sunday 3rd July in a high school gym in New York, Steven Spielberg directed his first music video, in one shot, on his phone,” Mumford wrote in a Twitter thread. “Kate Capshaw was the almighty dolly grip.”

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the people around me to bring this music to you, and I cannot hope to express all of my gratitude,” he added. “When people get it, it blows my mind. Kate and Steven just got it, and I cannot thank them enough.”

Mumford’s “Self-Titled,” that includes collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile and others, is scheduled to be launched Sept. 16. He’ll carry out on the Wiltern in L.A. on Sept. 30.