Pop star Ed Sheeran quits social media

Singer Ed Sheeran has announced he is “taking a break” from social media as he is “seeing the world through a screen”.

Ed Sheeran

Writing on Instagram, the singer explained he was “taking the opportunity of not having to be anywhere… to travel the world”.

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He also confirmed to fans that his third album is “on its way” and “is the best thing I have made thus far”.

Sheeran has 16 million Twitter and 5.5 million Instagram followers. He has just completed a world tour of his number one album x (pronounced “multiply”) in Auckland, New Zealand.