- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 3:02PM
Ed Sheeran's one-year-old daughter Lyra has returned a positive test for Covid-19 after the singer confirmed he'd contracted the virus on Monday.
Ed is currently isolating with baby Lyra for 10 days away from his wife, Cherry Seaborn.
It comes after Sheeran revealed on Instagram that he'd fallen ill just days before the release of his fourth studio album, and a week before he was due to appear as a guest on Saturday Night Live.
He's since told The Daily Mail: "I'm self-isolating with my daughter. I have been alone with her, without my wife, since we are both positive. I am now going to spend 10 days alone with her."
Ed seemed to be in good spirits while spending quality time with his daughter, joking that he's "just eating all the time".
"Sometimes I am away and spend just two days a week with her, so being able to be with her for 10 straight days is great. I just spoke to Cherry and told her to relax, take long baths! Our fridge is full and we are just eating all the time."
Ed and Cherry, 29, welcomed baby Lyra in September 2020.
On Monday, Sheeran announced that he'd endeavour to complete as many of his promotional commitments surrounding the release of his album, =, from home while recovering.
"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," he wrote on Instagram.
"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 said. "Apologies to anyone I've let down. Be safe everyone x."
Sheeran was also booked as a guest on Saturday Night Live on November 6. It is not yet clear if his performance will be changed to a virtual one, but initial reports suggested SNL producers were "scrambling" to find a replacement.
Get well soon Ed and Lyra! Ed's new album "=" is set for release this Friday.
Article originally published in the NZHerald and re-published here with permission.
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