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Ed Sheeran is taking a break from music, he has confirmed.
It comes off the back of the 28-year-old's hugely successful Divide tour, which saw him travel around the world 'non-stop' for two years.
The singer made the shock announcement on his Instagram account, telling fans that he wants to take some time away so that he can 'live a little'.
Captioning the photo of his statement with "Brb", he said: "Hello all. Gonna go on another break again.
"The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it's all over it's time to go out and see some more of the world."
But while he plans on switching off for a few months, the 'Shape of You' singer still plans on staying creative.
He added: "I've been a bit non stop since 2017 so I'm just gonna take a breather to travel, write and read.
"I'll be off all social media until it's time to come back.
"To my family and friends, see ya when I see ya - and to my fans, thank you for always being amazing.
"I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right and I've lived a little more to actually have something to write about."
Signing off his message, the songwriter wrote: "Lots of love x."
This comes just a few months after Ed announced he was taking an 18-month break from performing live music.
Back in August, he told the crowd at the final gig of his Divide tour, in his home town of Ipswich, that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
While on stage at Chantry Park, 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."
He continued: "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."
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