Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran tests positive for Covid-19

The chart-topping musician said in a post on his Instagram page that he would continue to give planned interviews and performances from home.

Sheeran, who lives near Framlingham in Suffolk, said: "Apologies to anyone I've let down, be safe everyone x."

Last week he performed in London as part of the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards, hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In his post, Sheeran said: "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.

Ed Sheeran to give free concert to 700 fans in Coventry

Sheeran will perform to 700 fans, aged over 18, to mark the "grand opening" of HMV Empire in Hertford Street.

The concert on 25 August is also part of celebrations for the company's centenary with tickets to be issued in a free draw.

The venue has moved from Far Gosford Street and undergone a £500,000 redevelopment.

Sheeran said: "HMV is a store that I spent a lot of time in growing up and a place where I discovered lots of new music, so I'm looking forward to celebrating this milestone with them."

Ed Sheeran signs guitar made from Ipswich Town steel

Ipswich Town's electrician, Christopher Rush, made it using conduit tubing that was due to be sent for scrap.

Town fan Sheeran wrote "play this guitar, love from Ed" on the instrument when he played his live-streamed gig at the Portman Road stadium last month.

It was hoped the sale of the guitar would raise funds for the club's Community Trust.

 

Photo BBC/Shelly Rush 

     

Ed Sheeran: Fatherhood made me change my bad habits

"As soon as Cherry told me she was pregnant, life shifted, in terms of work and health and what I was putting into my body, be it food or alcohol," he told BBC Radio 1's Greg James.

"I started exercising more and my routine became a bit more healthy."

The star also changed his work habits, working "nine to five" instead of finishing recording sessions at 2am.

"It actually freaks out producers," he said. "I was in Los Angeles working with these producers that usually start working at 6pm and finish at 6am with people like Post Malone and Dua [Lipa].

TikTok Euro 2020 concert to feature Ed Sheeran at Ipswich Town ground

The concert will be staged at Portman Road on 25 June and streamed on the singer's TikTok channel.

Sheeran, who will perform his forthcoming new single, announced the gig in a video featuring David Beckham.

The Suffolk singer, who supports Ipswich and sponsors the team's shirts, said: "Can't wait to be live from Portman Road. It's a place I love."

He added: "I'm looking forward to performing some fan faves as well as my new track for the first time. See you on the 25 June."

The concert will be part of TikTok's UEFA Euro 2020 Show.

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Ed Sheeran: Daughter 'not my biggest fan', star says

The singer-songwriter and his wife Cherry, who live in Suffolk, confirmed the birth of their first child in September.

He said Lyra was "not my biggest fan", although she does like the odd song.

"She really likes Shape Of You, the marimba sound is good, but she doesn't like anything loud or anything belty," he said.

The couple said they were on "cloud nine" shortly after announcing the arrival of their first child, who they named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

     

Ed Sheeran to sponsor Ipswich Town's shirts

The singer, who lives in Suffolk and is a Tractor Boys fan, has signed a one-year deal to sponsor the shirts of the men's and women's first-teams.

The mysterious logo on the shirts features mathematical symbols and the word "tour".

Sheeran said: "The football club is a big part of the local community and this is my way of showing my support."

He added: "I have always enjoyed my trips to Portman Road and I'm looking forward to going back there as soon as supporters are allowed into stadiums again.

Ed Sheeran donates painting to Suffolk charity auction

The 29-year-old used house paints to create Dab 2 2020 - so called as it is the second painting he has given to his dad John, whom he calls Dab.

It is the first time one of the Suffolk singer's paintings has been made available for sale.

The colourful abstract is part of the Ed Sheeran: Made In Suffolk Legacy Auction.

The auction was organised with help from his parents to support youngsters in his home county, including redeveloping a playground in Ipswich.

Sheeran previously said he painted a canvas a day for 30 days.

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn announce birth of daughter Lyra

The singer said the couple were on "cloud nine" after their daughter's arrival last week.

Sheeran returned to Instagram for the first time since December to share the news and thank the "amazing delivery team".

He added: "We are completely in love with her."

"Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you," Sheeran said in his first Instagram post since December 2019.

"Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran exhibition in Ipswich features college drop-out letter

The singer started a diploma at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, in 2009 but gave it up as his musical career took off.

A letter formalising his resulting failure was sent to him a year later.

It is on show at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, along with other personal objects and memorabilia.

Sheeran's father, John, has curated the Ed Sheeran Made In Suffolk exhibition, which opens on Tuesday.