Ed Sheeran has announced he is going on a break from music and all social media.
The 28-year-old made the announcement on Christmas via, an Instagram statement captioned: ‘BRB.’
The Perfect singer wrote: “Hello all. Gonna go on another break again. The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it’s all over it’s time to go out and see some more of the world. I’ve been a bit non stop since 2017 so I’m just gonna take a breather to travel, write and read. I’ll be off all social media until it’s time to come back.
“To all my family and friends, see ya when I see ya – and to my fans, thank you for always being amazing, I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right and I’ve lived a little more to actually have something to write about. Lots of love x.”
He also changed his profile picture to ‘BRB’ written on a black background – essentially, an out of office reply. Fans of the star jumped in to praise him for taking a well deserved break, while others left messages saying they would miss him.
Ed has been dominating the charts since 2011, and in celebration of his work, the Official Charts Company have crowned him the UK’s official number one artiste of the decade while also honouring him with the official chart record breaker award.
The singer racked up 12 number ones, including ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’, and spent 79 weeks at the top of the charts – so we reckon he’s earned a break.
Ed was solidly on tour for the past two years, after beginning his Divide Tour on 16 March 2017, in Turin, Italy and ending on 26 August 2019 in Ipswich.
In that time, he also managed to squeeze in a wedding, getting married to Cherry Seaborn in January this year.