Award-winning British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has tested positive for COVID-19. The 30-year-old pop star spoke about it in an Instagram post on Sunday, October 24. He is now self-isolating and following government guidelines.
Sheeran added that he’s not in a position to “advance engagements in person,” so he will be doing his interviews and performances from his home.
“My apologies to everyone I’ve let down. All be careful, ”he said. It is not known if Sheeran is vaccinated.
According to Mothership.sg, the announcement comes as Sheeran prepares to release and promote his new album, titled “=”, pronounced as “equals.”
The Guardian reported that Sheeran was scheduled to perform live for Apple Music’s Zane Lowe next week.
He was also revealed to be the musical guest on the comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live (SNL)” on November 6.
Billboard reported that Sheeran was also scheduled to appear as a mentor on the American singing competition show “The Voice”.
Born February 17, 1991, Edward Christopher Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter. He has sold over 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musical artists in the world.
He has 84.5 million RIAA certified units in the United States, and two of his albums are on the list of the best-selling albums in UK chart history: × at number 20, and ?? at number 34.
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In December 2019, the Official Charts Company named him Artist of the Decade, with the most combined success on the UK album and singles charts in the 2010s.
Sheeran’s debut album, + (pronounced “more”), was released in September 2011 and topped the UK Albums Chart. It contained his first successful single, “The A Team”.
In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Solo Artist and the British Breakthrough Act.
Sheeran’s second studio album, × (pronounced “multiply”), was released in June 2014 and was named the world’s second best-selling album in 2015.
In the same year, × won Album of the Year at the 2015 Brit Awards and received the Ivor Novello Songwriter of the Year Award from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
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Only one of ×, “Thinking Out Loud,” earned him the 2016 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. / TISG
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