British singer Ed Sheeran tests positive for COVID-19

15:19, 25 October 2021
British singer Ed Sheeran tests positive for COVID-19 Photo: POP-EYE / Ben Kriemann/Global Look Press

The British songwriter and singer Ed Sheeran said on Sunday he had a positive COVID-19 test.

"Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines,"  the singer claimed.

Singer said on Instagram that he has to be self-isolated and Sheeran apologizes for the upcoming missing. 

"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," Sheeran added on Instagram stories.

The British artist didn’t report whether he was vaccinated or not.

Last week the singer took part in the inaugural Earth shot Prize awards in London, along with Prince William and his wife Cathrine Middleton.

Ed Sheeran is widely known for his songs Shape of You, Perfect, Thinking Out Loud. In December 2019, he was named the UK's artist of the decade by the Official Charts Company.

His new album, called = (pronounced equals), is scheduled to be released on Friday, four years after he started recording it.