Ed Sheeran reveals he doesn’t have a phone

Ed Sheeran reveals he doesn’t have a phone
  • PublishedJune 8, 2024

Ed Sheeran’s ‘bad habits’ don’t include an addiction to his phone.

The UK singer, 33, who is one of the world’s best-selling musicians, casually revealed in a new interview he’s abstained from using an iPhone for a whopping nine years.

Speaking on the Therapuss with Jake Shane podcast, Sheeran made the confession after offering to exchange emails with the show’s host.

“I don’t have a number,” Sheeran said.

“That isn’t me playing you off either. I haven’t had a phone since 2015.”

The Grammy winner, who shares two young children with wife Cherry Seaborn, said he made the decision to ditch his phone after getting bombarded with texts from people once he shot to fame.

“I had the same number from like age 15, I think,” Sheeran continued.

“And I got famous and I had 10,000 contacts in my phone that would just … people would just text the whole time. And I was just constantly in touch with a lot of people.

“I feel like with phones, everyone expects you to reply, and if you don’t reply, it’s rude.

“Sometimes you’re just not in a head space to reply, you’re busy or doing whatever. But then you reply, then they reply back … and suddenly you’re in like 40 conversations at once.”

Sheeran with his wife Cherry Seaborn, who is his childhood sweetheart. Picture: JMEnternational/Getty Images

Sheeran with his wife Cherry Seaborn, who is his childhood sweetheart. Picture: JMEnternational/Getty Images

Further, Sheeran felt he was “losing real-life interaction”.

“So I got rid of [my phone]. I got an iPad, I moved everything onto email, which I reply to once a week,” he said.

“I have something to video stuff that would then go up on social media, but it’s not like an active working phone.”

The Perfect singer has almost 50 million followers on Instagram, which it appears is managed by members of his team.

Meanwhile, the megastar is on a busy touring schedule over the next few months, where he’s set to perform a string of festivals across Europe until September.

SOURCE: NEWS.COM

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