Now that he's done touring, Ed Sheeran is taking a break from social media...to go out and see the real world.
The 24-year-old British singer revealed the news late on Saturday, the day he finished his concert series with a show in Auckland, New Zealand. His comments also come days after he revealed in a radio interview that he plans to have ear surgery in the new year.
"Hello all. I am taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while," he wrote on Instagram. "I've had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes, so I'm taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed."
Sheeran has been touring almost non-stop since August 2014.
"To my family and friends, if you love me, you will understand me buggering off for a bit," he said. "To my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing."