- 04 Jul 17
Ed Sheeran has announced that he has "come off Twitter completely" in response to the negativity he has dealt with on the site.
"There's nothing but people saying mean things," the British singer-songwriter said of his Twitter feed. "One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it."
Sheeran said that he recently underwent an onslaught of abuse from Lady Gaga fans, who mistakenly thought he had spoken ill of her in an interview, and that that was a factor in his decision to quit the social media platform. "I think Twitter gets on a massive steam roll of assuming things and then you get in the s***."
— Lady Gaga (@GagaNewsShade) March 3, 2017
Remember when Lady Gaga thought Ed Sheeran was a waiter at the Grammy's? Says it all really. #EdSheeranIsOverParty
— Harley (@fueledbyharley) March 7, 2017
— ? (@MORVTACCITUA) March 6, 2017
— xoxo,Gaga ?⚡️ (@MarryTheFantasy) March 6, 2017
— basical.ly (@LMcMonster) March 5, 2017
While the 26-year-old has made the decision to stay off of Twitter in order to evade trolls, his account will continue to be automatically updated through his Instagram account.
Sheeran recently announced that he will be playing seven shows in Ireland this coming May, including two shows in Dublin May 16 and 18. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 8.