The singer Ed Sheeran introduced Sunday on social media that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus and could be canceling public appearances and dealing at residence, in quarantine.

It wasn’t instantly clear what appearances could be canceled or rescheduled, or whether or not Mr. Sheeran was sick with signs of Covid-19.

The information got here days earlier than the Friday launch of his new album, “=,” pronounced “equals.” The 14-song album consists of his not too long ago launched single “Unhealthy Habits.”

And it comes simply after Mr. Sheeran had been introduced because the musical visitor for “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 6.

The four-time Grammy winner took a break from work and social media in late 2019 after two years of touring in help of his best-selling album “÷” (or “divide”).