Ed Sheeran Says "SNL Is Still On" After COVID-19 Isolation

Amid speculation about his upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live, Ed Sheeran gave an update on his health, telling fans on Nov. 2, "I’m released from covid isolation."

By Ryan Gajewski Nov 02, 2021 3:30 PMTags
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UPDATE: Ed Sheeran is out of isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Grammy winner shared the health update with his fans on Nov. 2, explaining that he's been given "all clear" after completing quarantine. "Excited to hit the ground running with work again," he wrote, "and SNL is still on, so tune in Saturday, see you there x."

Ed is set to appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 6 alongside host Kieran Culkin.


Ed Sheeran is sharing a health update as he gears up for the release of his latest album.

The 30-year-old "Bad Habits" vocalist took to Instagram on Sunday, Oct. 24 to inform fans that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will take a break from in-person press opportunities and performances prior to the Friday, Oct. 29 release of new album =.

"Hey guys," Ed wrote. "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."

He continued, "Apologies to anyone I've let down. Be safe everyone."

Ed is set to debut in previously recorded footage as The Voice's Season 21 Mega Mentor on Monday, Oct. 25. He is also scheduled to be Saturday Night Live's musical guest on Nov. 6.

The star joined James Corden over the summer for a sketch related to the virus. During the bit, the pair modified the singer's hit "Shape of You" to include lyrics imploring people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. 

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Their updated lyrics went, "Moderna or Pfizer will do/You'll be good after jab number two/But wait two weeks for it to take effect/It doesn't fit the song but it's important."

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The still-ongoing pandemic continues to impact the world, with Colin Powell having passed away from COVID-19 complications on Oct. 18 at the age of 84.

Additionally, Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke and season 30 partner Cody Rigsby took a break from competing in the ballroom last month after both were diagnosed with the disease. Both stars have since recovered.

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This story was originally published on Sun, Oct 24, 2021, 11:27 a.m.

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