Ed Sheeran ‘Retires’ From Music To Spend Time With His Wife Cherry Seaborn

Sophie WatsonSophie Watson in Entertainment, Music, TV
Published 28.08.19

Ed Sheeran has announced that he is retiring from music for the moment, after already making £160 million. 

During the last show of his Divide tour, Ed revealed to the audience that he is taking a long break from music – and well, I can only imagine how many teenage girls were crying. I mean, I would have been.

Not only is his music played at clubs and bars, but also at weddings and funerals – and well, my Friday nights just wont be the same without playing one of his many hits on repeat. They’re always just so catchy, hence why I listen to them until my ears fall off.

But I’m not going to be selfish, I can imagine being that famous and busy would be exhausting for anyone. I think it’s going to be a well deserved break.

When did Ed Sheeran announce his break from music?

On stage at Chantry Park in Ipswich on Monday night, Ed told the crowd he had an announcement to make.

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.

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He went on: “I was told before I came on that show 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’s been a long tour.”

He added that Monday’s concert could be his last ever loop pedal tour gig, as when he returns (whenever that may be) he will be doing it with a band behind him.

I’m trying not to cry as I write this to be honest with you.

As he held back tears, he put on a Framlingham Town football shirt and said: “I am from Framlingham. Suffolk is my home. I am so happy to be ending this mammoth tour here.

“I want to say thank you to everyone on this tour. Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance.”

Why is Ed Sheeran retiring?

After marrying his wife, Cherry Seaborn back in December 2018, they recently revealed they’re ready to start a family – which could explain why Ed want’s a break from music.

In June he said on his YouTube channel: “I can’t spend the next 20 years on the road”

“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.”

Yeah, have fun Ed – you’re only human.

Whether Ed starts a family during his time off, or he just embraces spending time with his wife after being on tour for the past two years, I hope he enjoys himself. He really does deserve it!

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