Ed Sheeran is sharing a vulnerable and playful side of himself in a new Instagram post to his fans. The 31-year-old British singer-songwriter addressed his lack of engagement with fans on the social media app in a video uploaded Tuesday (January 31).
“I realized I haven’t been that engaged in my social media and my fan base online for the past couple of years,” Sheeran admits in the clip, calling his recent posts “quite a bit boring. It’s my fault,” he playfully whispers to the camera.
He goes on to offer an explanation for his online absence, saying, “Just being totally honest, I’ve had some turbulent things been happening in my personal life so I just didn’t really feel like being online and pretending to be something I’m… not when I wasn’t feeling like that. I don’t know, that sounds weird, but hence I’m making this video to say things are looking up! And I’m back online.”
“So, you know, weird s— is gonna start being posted here,” he continues while hovering his hand in a claw-like fashion. “I’ve made this video like 50 f—ing times, I’m not making another one,” he says while laughing.
Sheeran doesn’t clarify exactly what “turbulent things” he’s referring to in regard to his personal life. Back in November, he shared a photo of himself standing atop a big boulder overlooking a scenic ocean view. He captioned the post: “Signing off now until 2023. See you in the new year. Much love, Ed x.” Earlier that month, Sheeran shared that he planned to release his sixth album in 2023.
In Sheeran’s candid post yesterday, he flashed his wedding band several times in the video. He tied the knot with his longtime love Cherry Seaborn in 2019. The couple are parents to 2-year-old daughter Lyra and 8-month-old daughter, Jupiter.