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No cell, Twitter for 'anti-social' Sheeran

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is "anti-social".

The 26-year-old singer has admitted that he doesn't own a mobile phone because he enjoys being able to disconnect from other people and spend some quality time with himself.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, he said: "I don't have a phone. If I had kids, I would, but I don't have any responsibilities. I don't really like speaking to people. I like being anti-social. I have to be social for my job, but I like being anti-social."

It isn't just his phone that the Castle on the Hill hitmaker has ditched either, as he no longer posts on his official Twitter page and instead keeps his fans updated through his Instagram account.

Although the Twitter account is still active, the last post - which linked to an Instagram picture - was made on July 17. Sheeran's bio now reads: "I don't use this anymore, please follow me on teddysphotos on instagram, lots of love x" (sic)




The Shape of You singer previously said that he had "come off Twitter completely" because there was too many "mean" people out to "ruin" his day. He explained: "I've actually come off Twitter completely. I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter's a platform for that."

"One comment ruins your day." Ed previously revealed that he had made the decision to get rid of his phone because he was getting to "addicted" to the device. He said in January: "I literally don't have a phone. I just do e-mails on an iPad. I have quite an addictive personality and I was just kind of glued to it the whole time. I wasn't having conversations with anyone."

"So my New Year's resolution was to get off social media and I got rid of my phone. And then I came back and did the tweets on the iPad and then left it, and I haven't really been checking it, and it has been really nice."