Ed Sheeran Tested Positive For COVID-19 And Is Now Self-Isolating


“I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house.”

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram this morning to announce he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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

He continued, “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. Be safe everyone x.”

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While the singer-songwriter did not identify his case as a breakthrough one, he advocated for vaccinations in a bit with James Corden on The Late Late Show.

Earlier today, it was announced that Ed would appear as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 6, following the debut of his fourth studio album, = (pronounced “equals”), Oct. 29.

He was set to join host Kieran Culkin and will now likely provide a virtual performance, although NBC has yet to announce changes.

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We wish Ed a speedy recovery! For more information on COVID-19, you can visit the CDC website here. To find out more about vaccines and their necessity, as well as the Delta variant, click here.

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