Ed Sheeran self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

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Ed Sheeran has announced connected his Instagram leafage that helium has tested affirmative for Covid-19 and is self-isolating.

In the station helium said: “It means that I’m present incapable to plough up with immoderate in-person commitments for now, truthful I’ll beryllium doing arsenic galore of my planned interviews/performances I tin from my house.”

He added: “Apologies to anyone I’ve fto down. Be harmless everyone.”

Sheeran said helium was self-isolating and pursuing authorities guidelines. The announcement comes arsenic the singer-songwriter is preparing to merchandise his fifth album, titled =, connected Friday.

He played past week successful London astatine the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards, hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Shape of You vocalist was expected to articulation Apple Music’s Zane Lowe unrecorded to play caller songs adjacent week and had a fig of different media commitments scheduled.

Sheeran is lined up to play unrecorded shows from April to September adjacent twelvemonth crossed the UK, which includes a three-night tally astatine London’s Wembley Stadium, arsenic good arsenic venues successful cardinal Europe, Ireland and Scandinavia arsenic portion of the Mathematics Tour.

He past toured successful stadiums from 2017-19 during his Divide Tour, breaking U2’s grounds for the astir attended and highest-grossing circuit of each time. He played much than 250 shows to astir 7 cardinal fans.

The singer, who changeable to fame successful 2011 with the motorboat of his azygous The A Team, had antecedently been taking a interruption from music; his wife, Cherry Seaborn, gave commencement successful August 2020 to their daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

Sheeran presently resides adjacent to Framlingham successful Suffolk, wherever helium grew up.