On the final stop of his Divide tour earlier this week, Ed Sheeran began ‘thinking out loud’ (see what I did there) and announced his break from music. “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,” he told the crowd in Ipswich, England, “There is something very bittersweet about it.” “I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich,” he continued. “This is my last gig for probably 18 months.”
Sheeran has been known to drop out of the limelight before.
In 2015, he took time off after wrapping his x Tour to spend more time with his then-girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn. The couple has since married.
And while he has more than earned a break, Sheeran thanked his supporters and told concert goers it wasn’t easy.
“It’s been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage,” he said. “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.