“I am positive about Covid-19, in truth I’m not very well. I found out this morning, I have to be very, very careful and I have to be in quarantine with my daughter ”. This is how he began Ed Sheeran opening the live link with Fabio Fazio in the episode of What’s the weather like on Sunday 24 October. The news of his positivity came just at a time when the UK it is facing an increase in cases that could lead to new straits in the country. The British singer-songwriter then explained that “I’m also vaccinated, just think if I wasn’t, I’m embarrassed and I feel terrible about it although I shouldn’t be ashamed because it happens to thousands of people every day, but it is something we have to be really careful about. My wife was not there and she is not positive, she will stay elsewhere, we don’t want her to be sick too, I told her to take a good bath, she will be back in 10 days. We are positive me and the child, we will be together for 10 days alone, it’s a wonderful thing, I’ve never seen her for so long, I was two days and then I left. My daughter and I are fine together, the refrigerator is full and all we do is eat“, Then joked Ed Sheeran.
Then he apologized to the Rai 3 audience: “I’m sorry not to be there with you, the car was already ready (the singer should have been present in the studio of Che Tempo Che Fa, ed), I did the test, the swab and I noticed it this morning. I hope to come back at Christmas and I take an Italian lesson every day. I love Italy and I have a home here, we are enthusiastic about Italy, it is a wonderful place and with the family we try to come as much as possible ”, he concluded.
Already on Sunday morning he had announced on social media that he was positive for coronavirus: “Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I sadly tested positive for Covid, so now I’m self-isolating and following government guidelines. It means that I am unable to go on with any commitment in person for now, so I will do as many scheduled interviews / performances as possible from my home. I apologize to anyone who has disappointed. Everyone stay safe, ”he wrote in an Instagram post. Ed Sheeran, 150 million records sold worldwide, performed in London last week at the Earthshot Prize ceremony, in the presence of princes William and Kate.