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Put It On Pause: Ed Sheeran Took A Break From Music To Spend More Time With His Family

Date October 8, 2019 23:15

Ed Sheeran, a young but already popular British singer and songwriter surprised his fans by announcing his semi-retirement. Ed who is best known for his work “Perfect,” which has garnered over 2 billion views on YouTube alone, decided to make some changes in his life. But many people wonder is it just a short pause? And when will we see the ginger cutie on the scene again?

Ed Sheeran's retirement from music

The singer made this announcement on 26 August 2019 at the final gig of his amazing two-year-long tour. He decided to take a break from music to start a family. He said in June:

"I'm starting a life with Cherry. I can't spend the next 20 years on the road,"

The reason behind Ed’s decision to take an extended break is the need to spend more time with his wife Cherry Seaborn, away from the hustle and bustle of the music industry. There is, after all, no gainsaying that the couple does not like public attention too much.

Indeed, Ed and Cherry had a secret wedding ceremony in 2018 – something that Ed would not confirm until a year later. When Ed has announced his semi-retirement, the two have effectively eloped from the madding crowd of fans once again.

Luckily, it is just a temporary pause. The singer explained in his Instagram story:

I'm not bloody retiring either, press are being overly dramatic. I'm having 18 months off to make another album and hang out with my cats.

People's reaction

Although the couple has probably shielded itself from the madding crowd of fans, the fans nonetheless enjoy an untrammeled freedom to express their exasperation at Ed’s decision on online platforms. They, in fact, opine that Ed has full moral rights to take an extended break from music.

Christine Boynett said:

"Good luck to them, Ed has performed to millions over years, giving so much pleasure but now it's his time with his beautiful wife to share quality time.. Thank you for the music Ed.. ❤️🎼🎶🎧🎤🎸📀💕"

Lucy Nolan added:

"I announced my retirement last week half way through a shift, my manager just laughed and told me to get back to work! No chance of retiring for another 30 year atleast!!!"

Naomi Agyemang:

"Good for him. How blessed to be able to retire at 28 years old 🙏😊"

Heather Hawken admitted:

"Good luck he deserves time with wife and has made plenty money for his early retirement but I think he will be back soon .☺"

Judging by the highest standards, as much as we love Ed’s talent, he does not have to sacrifice his family at the altar of his music career. He might need this vital break from music to spend some time with his closest ones. Ed probably should learn how to maintain a delicate balance between his family and career.

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