Ed Sheeran tests COVID-19 positive days before album release

Ed Sheeran tests COVID-19 positive days before album release

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The Associated Press

Posted October 24, 2021 2:43 pm


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FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran speaks during a press conference for the film 'Songwriter' during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, in Berlin. Ed Sheeran has confirmed for the first time that he and long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are married. British media have reported that the pair wed before Christmas in front of about 40 friends and family. In an interview, Sheeran talked about how he wrote the song “Remember the Name,” which refers to “my wife,” before getting married. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE).

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British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates.

Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out.

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“Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “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. Apologies to anyone I’ve let down.”

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Sheeran had just been announced as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 6.

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Representatives did not immediately say which performances he is canceling and which he will carry out from home.

Sheeran’s official website lists no performances before April. The four-time Grammy winner’s new studio album is called “=,” which is pronounced “Equals.”

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