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Ed Sheeran is hitting the pause button, because he says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 … which disrupts a few things in his immediate future.
The singer made the announcement Sunday on Instagram, writing … “Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines.”
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He adds, “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”
It sounds like the guy will be well enough to carry on with some scheduled responsibilities — of which we’re sure there’s quite a few, seeing how Ed’s new album is due out next week.
Kieran Culkin!! Ed Sheeran!!
NEXT EPISODE pic.twitter.com/lPYL6FcRUp
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 24, 2021
Speaking of one of those commitments, ‘SNL’ just announced yesterday that Ed would be the musical guest alongside host Kieran Culkin for Nov. 6’s episode — but it’s unclear if he’ll be able to make that or not … it’s 13 days away, and he could presumably be well by then.
Ed is also supposed to be appearing on “The Voice” this week as a musical mentor — but they seem to have taped his segment well before this diagnosis. No word if he was planning on making an in-person visit as well — but if so, that’s almost certainly off now.
We’re thinking out loud about our ICONIC Mega Mentor @edsheeran! 🎶 #VoiceKnockouts pic.twitter.com/dJGv98L1ES
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) October 23, 2021
It’s interesting though … ES seems down to Zoom it up if push comes to shove, so perhaps his gigs won’t scrapped entirely. Time will tell, we suppose.