Ed Sheeran confirms he’s isolating after testing positive for Covid

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Ed Sheeran has announced he’s tested positive for Covid and is self-isolating.

The 30-year-old singer, whose brand new album = is set to be released on Friday October 29, revealed the news in a statement posted on his Instagram page.

‘Hey guys,’ Ed penned. ‘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 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.’

Next week, Ed is due to join Apple Music’s Zane Lowe live to play new songs from his upcoming fifth studio album and take questions from fans.

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Earlier this week it was announced that Ed will make his CBeebies Bedtime Stories debut in November to read a story about a boy with a stutter.

The singer-songwriter recounted his own experiences in 2015 during a speech made at the American Institute for Stuttering gala, telling the audience how rapping along to one of Eminem’s albums, which was bought for him when he was nine, helped him get over his own stutter.

He will read I Talk Like A River by Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith, which is a story about a boy with a stutter ‘whose father helps him by explaining that the flow of his words is like a river’.

‘Growing up, I had a stutter like the boy in I Talk Like A River, so I’m delighted to be reading this story for CBeebies Bedtime Stories, especially as I’m a new dad myself,’ he said. ‘I hope the story helps inspire and support other children who stutter.’

He and his wife Cherry Seaborn became first-time parents to daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran in August 2020.

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Ed is due to release his new album next Friday (Picture: Getty)

In a short video clip from the CBeebies episode, Ed says: ‘Hello, my name is Ed. When I was little, I had a stutter. And that means when I spoke, sometimes the words got a bit stuck on the way out. And it made me feel different.

‘Because you know, I’d be in school and the teacher would ask a question that I would know the answer to and I would put my hand in the air, and then when it came to my turn to answer, I couldn’t get the words out.

‘And I used to worry that I’d never be able to speak without stuttering. But now I sing, and I talk to people all the time, sometimes to LOTS of people. Perhaps you have a stutter too, or you know someone who does…’

The chart-topping singer joins a long list of musicians and other stars who have previously read CBeebies Bedtime Stories, including Sir Elton John, Dolly Parton, Tom Hardy, Rege-Jean Page, Felicity Jones and Oti Mabuse, who have all appeared in the TV slot.

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