London – (AFP)
British pop star Ed Sheeran revealed on Sunday that he had contracted Covid-19, less than a week before the release of his highly anticipated new album.
The author and singer, who became famous thanks to the song “Shape of You” in 2017, wrote on his account on “Instagram”: “I want to tell you briefly that, unfortunately, I have Covid and will isolate myself.”
The 30-year-old artist, who lives in Suffolk in eastern England, added: “It will not be possible for me to personally fulfill my obligations at this time. I will try to give as many interviews and offers from my home.”
His new album is supposed to be released, on the twenty-ninth of October, and he had prepared for interviews and performances on this occasion.
Ed Sheeran performed on the 17th of October in London at the Prince William-sponsored Earthshot Awards for Climate.
This new album marks the singer’s return to the artistic scene, which he was cut off from for a period after the birth of his daughter in the summer of 2020. Britain, one of the countries most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe with about 140,000 deaths, is experiencing an outbreak of the virus that is currently among the most severe in the world .