Ed Sheeran tests positive for coronavirus

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Ed Sheeran says he is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

The chart-topping musician said in a post on his Instagram page that he would continue to give planned interviews and performances from home.

Sheeran, who lives near Framlingham in Suffolk, said: “Apologies to anyone I’ve let down, be safe everyone x.”

Last week he performed in London as part of the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards, hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In his post, Sheeran said: “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.

“It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with any in-person commitments for, so I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house.”

His new album, Equals, which includes UK number one singles Shivers and Bad Habits, will be out on Friday.

Photo – English singer Ed Sheeran. EPA-EFE/MIGUEL A. LOPES

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