Talk about bad timing: pop star Ed Sheeran has tested positive for COVID in the UK.
Sheeran won’t be able to travel to the US for his November 5th gig on “Saturday Night Live.” The appearance was to promote his new “Equal” album coming next Friday, October 29th.
“SNL” could have him on live via Zoom or video link, but after the remote pandemic shows they were forced to do last year, it’s unlikely. Sheeran will have to reschedule.
So “SNL” needs a musical act to pair with host Kieran Culkin on November 5th. Adele is busy with CBS but there are plenty of people who need exposure, like Taylor Swift. We never see enough of her!
Sheeran wrote on Instagram:
“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 x”
The “Equal” album comes equipped with two big singles that have been filling the airwaves all summer: “Bad Habits” and “Shivers,” the latter he may have gotten from the COVID. Or from bad habits. Get well soon, Ed!