Anyone who was hoping to hear Ed Sheeran sing in the near future will be very disappointed.
The singer, who is ranked number 17 on the list of the UK’s richest musicians, told fans at the last gig of his Divide tour he plans to now step away from music.
While thinking out loud on stage at Chantry Park in Ipswich on Monday night he told the crowd he weants to spend more time with his wife Cherry Seaborn.
The Mirror reported he said : “As you may or not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day of the whole thing.
“There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months.
“We’ve played all around the world. Glastonbury, Wembley Stadium. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America – it’s been a wild one.”
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn
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He went on: “I was told before I came on that now at the end of this tour I’ve played to nine million people around the world. It is the biggest tour ever.
“It’s been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage. It kind of feels like, in a weird way, that you’re breaking up with a girlfriend that you’ve been with for years.
“It sounds odd but it has been a long tour.”
He added that Monday’s concert could be his last ever loop pedal tour gig, as when he does return to the stage, he’ll do it with a band behind him.
He is going to be taking a break
Holding back tears, Ed changed out of his Ipswich Town football shirt and put on another one symbolising his home town.
“This is a Framlingham Town football shirt. I am from Framlingham. Suffolk is my home. I am so happy to be ending this mammoth tour here,” he continued.
“I want to say thank you to everyone on this tour. Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance. This is my last song. I wrote this when I was 15 years old. See you in a few years’ time. Thank you.”
Ed, who secretly married his childhood sweetheart Cherry in December 2018, recently revealed they’re planning to start a family.
“I’m starting a life with Cherry. I can’t spend the next 20 years on the road,” he said in June.
“Kids would be the different thing. I wouldn’t mind sacrificing for them.
“If someone told me you can’t tour again for the next ten years if you have kids that is fine, because that is what I have signed up for.
“I’ve already achieved more than I thought I would, so now I’m just trying to have fun.”