“I unfortunately tested positive for COVID” – .

“I unfortunately tested positive for COVID” – .

British musician Ed Sheeran, 30, announced on Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)

Ed Sheeran has tested positive for COVID-19.

The British musician, 30, took to social media on Sunday to announce his diagnosis, which comes just days before the release of his latest album, =, which is slated for release on October 29.

On his Instagram page, Sheeran shared a post explaining his upcoming absence from interviews and performances in the coming weeks. He shared that while he cannot be there in person, he will do his best to participate virtually.

” Hey guys. Quick note to let you know that I unfortunately tested positive for COVID so I am self-isolating now and following government guidelines. This means that I am now unable to continue my commitments in person for now, so I will be doing as many of my scheduled interviews / performances as possible from my home, ”Sheeran wrote. “My apologies to everyone I’ve let down. Be careful everyone x. “

On Saturday night, it was announced that Sheeran would perform as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live on November 6 opposite Kieran Culkin, who will make his debut as a host on the show. So far, nothing has been announced whether Sheeran will have to cancel his appearance, which would be his third in the hit NBC series.

In his announcement, Sheeran did not say if anyone else in his household has contracted COVID-19. In September 2020, Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced the arrival of their daughter, Lyra Antarctica.


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