Ed Sheeran performs on ‘SNL’ weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis
Ed Sheeran appeared on “Saturday Night Live” as originally planned.
The singer – who tested positive for COVID-19 last month – took the Studio 8H stage on Saturday, making a guest cameo in a “Dionne Warwick Show” skit and performing two of his hits, “Shivers”and “Overpass Graffiti.”
Days before the performance, Sheeran revealed via Instagram that he had been “cleared” from quarantine and that his “SNL” appearance was “still on.”
“Posting this pic to say I’m released from covid isolation today, so if you see me out and about I’ve had the all clear and done my quarantine,” he wrote. “Excited to hit the ground running with work again, and SNL is still on, so tune in Saturday, see you there.”
Page Six previously reported that Sheeran (aged 30) revealed that he had contracted COVID-19 through a post shared to Instagram Oct. 24, 2017.
“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 in part. “Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone x.”
A source told Page Six at the time that “SNL” producers were looking into possibly replacing Sheeran for the show, or allowing him to perform remotely if he was unable to travel.
“Ed is offering to perform live via video link, but this isn’t something ‘SNL’ does,” the source said. “The show likes to have the performer in studio.”