The information comes lower than every week earlier than the discharge of his fifth album. He nonetheless plans to to attend scheduled interviews and performances from his dwelling.
The singer posted an announcement on his Instagram on Sunday and apologised to “anyone I’ve let down”.
He mentioned: “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.
“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.”
The singer-songwriter’s new album, entitled Equals, is ready to be launched on 29 October.
The 14-track album will embody the hit “Bad Habits” which got here out earlier this yr, marking his first single launch in 4 years.
Next week, Sheeran is ready to affix Apple Music’s Zane Lowe dwell to play new songs from Equals, in addition to reply to questions from followers.
The artist has hailed the album “really personal”, saying his life modified previously few years after his marriage and the start of his daughter.
The singer was plunged into the highlight in 2011 following the launch of his chart-topping single The A Team launched in September that yr.