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Ed Sheeran Hasn't Used A Phone Since 2015

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

12:07 28 Jan 2022


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Trying to reach Ed Sheeran? Don't expect to get him on the blower.

In a new interview, the singer said that he developed some bad habits (sorry) with his mobile phone and, to curb them, he stopped using it.

“I don’t carry a phone, no. I haven’t had a phone since 2015,” Sheeran told The Collector's Edition host Ben Clymer.

"I got really, really overwhelmed and sad with the phone ... I just spent my whole time in a very low place.

"I got rid of it, and it was like a veil just lifted. I didn’t so much cut contact with people, I just limit contact with people,” he said.

He officially stopped using his phone after his Multiply tour, due to the stress of constantly answering text messages and feeling the need to instantly reply.

These days, you're much more likely to get him via email.

“Every few days I’ll sit down and I’ll open up my laptop and I’ll answer 10 emails at a time. And I’ll send ’em off and I’ll close my laptop,” he said.

“And then I’ll go back to living life and I don’t feel overwhelmed by it.”

The Shivers singer said “the best thing about” not having a phone is uninterrupted moments with the people he loves.

Now, be honest - could you give up your phone?

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