Hours after NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” unveiled Ed Sheeran as an upcoming musical guest, the singer-songwriter shared an even bigger surprise: he tested positive for COVID-19. In a recent Instagram post, Sheeran shared that he’s begun self-isolating, but will have to cancel any upcoming in-person commitments he’s made.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the star will still perform and interview virtually. With his upcoming album, titled “=”, set to release this Friday, it’s safe this would’ve been a press-filled week for Sheeran.
“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,” Sheeran stated in his Instagram post. “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.”
It is not clear whether or not the star will be replaced on “Saturday Night Live” with another artist, or if his appearance will be changed to a virtual one. For now, all we can do is hope Sheeran gets well soon.