Ed Sheeran has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating ahead of his Saturday Night Live engagement. The singer, whose fifth album, = or Equals, is slated to be published in a matter of days,
was scheduled to participate in a week of live promotion, including a performance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (SNL) next Saturday (30 October).
In a statement shared on Instagram, Sheeran said that he hoped to take part in all his planned interviews and performances from home “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,” wrote the “Shape of You” singer.
“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.” However, despite Sheeran’s promise to still perform from home, reports suggest that Saturday Night Live are looking for an artist to replace him.