Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID

The British singer will keep any scheduled commitments possible from isolation

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Ed Sheeran revealed Sunday morning that he tested positive for COVID in an Instagram post.

“Hey guys,” Sheeran wrote. “Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines.”

“It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house,” he continued. “Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone x”

Sheeran was due to perform on the Nov. 6 episode of “Saturday Night Live” as the musical guest to host Kieran Culkin. It is unknown whether his performance will continue in person or change to a remote.

Sheeran performed at the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards in London last Sunday and was seen chatting maskless with the royals and Emma Watson at the event.


Sheeran’s fourth studio album, “=” comes out Oct. 29. Touring for this album won’t start until 2022.

“I started writing and recording this album June 2017. Its been a long, long process,” he wrote in an Instagram post in August.

“I’ve been through love, loss, new life, grief and everything in between during the whole period of writing it, and I feel like it’s really a coming of age record. I’ve never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it. The next song off of it is called Visiting Hours, which I finished for my friend Michael who sadly passed away this year. If you preorder the album you get this song with it, but it’s also on all platforms from now too. Lots more music to come, but for now I hope you are as excited as me for this album. ‘=‘ everywhere from October 29th x