British pop superstar Ed Sheeran confirmed Sunday that he tested positive to COVID-19.
Sheeran (aged 30) broke the news via social media just days before his studio album was due.
“Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Sheeran had just been announced as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 6.
Representatives didn’t immediately reveal which performances he had cancelled and which he would carry out at home.
Sheeran’s official website lists no performances before April. The four-time Grammy winner’s new studio album is called “=,” which is pronounced “Equals.”