“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,” he posted on Instagram on Sunday. “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.”
Sheeran was due to appear as a guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 6. It is not immediately clear if he will be replaced or the appearance will be changed to a virtual one.
Sheeran will also read out a bedtime story on U.K. broadcaster BBC’s “CBeebies Bedtime Stories” program on Nov. 5, available on the CBeebies channel and on BBC iPlayer. Sheeran will be reading “I Talk Like a River” by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith. It’s the story of a boy with a stutter, whose father helps him by explaining that the flow of his words is like a river. Ed experienced a stutter himself as a young boy.