After testing positive on October 24, the Grammy Awards winner Ed Sheeran has recovered after his fight against COVID-19 and has withdrawn from isolation.
On Nov 2, he posted a photo on Instagram of him singing on stage, with a caption: "Posting this pic to say I'm released from COVID isolation today." The British singer-songwriter had shared in a recent interview on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show his experience with the coronavirus. Though he was completely vaccinated, he divulged to have experienced “really, really, really bad symptoms” for about three days. Sheeran has also revealed on the show that his one-year-old daughter Lyra, also tested positive for the virus at the time, while his wife, Cherry Seaborn, was away. "My wife was away, so, I was there with my daughter … She had it, too, so it was kind of heavy," he told Stern. For someone who does not share much of his personal life on social media, Sheeran was inclined to announce his condition in respect to those scheduled appearances prior to his diagnosis. "I didn't really want to announce it to everyone, but I had to cancel three big things in England and I didn't want to be rude." There were speculation of Sheeran canceling his performance on SNL stating that "...they were scrambling to find a replacement, [but] I was always playing that." He told his followers on Instagram that he was "excited to hit the ground running with work again, and SNL is still on." - following his release from isolation. Proving this his remarkable performance on stage on SNL on Nov 6, he performed "Shivers", which is the second single from his latest album = (equals), then later returned to the stage for another performance of "Overpass Graffiti". Regardless of his isolation, Sheeran still released his newest album = (equals) on Oct 29. It has now garnered over a billion streams on Spotify.