Ed Sheeran Announces Hiatus From Music Amid Legal Battle Woes

By Brynn Davies August 29, 2019
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“See you in a few years’ time.” 

Ed Sheeran, our favourite red-headed crooner, has announced that he’s stepping down from his music career. 

He announced his hiatus to the audience during a recent show in Ipswich, England, explaining that after two years of relentless touring it’s time to have a rest. 

“There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months,” said the Shape Of You singer.

The announcement comes around two weeks before his scheduled court date over allegations of plagiarism. 

As well as being sued in a case involving a Marvin Gaye track, The Daily Mail reports that musician Sam Chokri has taken Sheeran to court over allegations the megastar is "consciously or subconsciously in the habit of appropriating the compositional skill and labour of other songwriters." 

The High Court of England is expected to hear the case in 2020.

He explained the decision to step back from music on his YouTube channel in June, Sheeran said:

“I’ve already achieved more than I thought I would, so now I’m just trying to have fun.”

The 28-year-old has given no indication of how long his hiatus will last, merely telling the audience of his Ipswich show “See you in a few years’ time.”