Entertainment Music Ed Sheeran Tests Positive for COVID-19: 'Self-Isolating and Following Government Guidelines' "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," Ed Sheeran shared By JD Knapp JD Knapp Instagram Twitter Senior Weekend Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 24, 2021 12:32 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Ed Sheeran. Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Just five days before his 4th studio album is set to drop, Ed Sheeran is experiencing a change of plans. That's because the "Shivers" singer revealed on Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will have to cancel his upcoming, in-person promotion for =. "Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines," Sheeran, 30, shared in an Instagram post. Adele Jokes That She 'Ain't Panicking' That Ed Sheeran's Album Release Is Near Hers: 'He Can Panic!' "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 x." Last week, Sheeran performed "Visiting Hours" as part of Prince William's inaugural Earthshot Prize Awards. Additionally, his episodes as mega mentor on The Voice are set to begin airing on Monday on NBC alongside coaches Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, John Legend, and Blake Shelton. Ed Sheeran and Wife Cherry Seaborn Welcome Daughter Lyra Antarctica: 'We Are Completely in Love' Sheeran previously teased his new music after starting writing for the album in June 2017. "I've never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it," he wrote on Instagram. "Lots more music to come, but for now I hope you are as excited as me for this album." Ed Sheeran's album = (pronounced Equals) drops Oct. 29. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the CDC, WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.