Ed Sheeran quits Twitter after receiving ‘hurtful’ comments

Ed Sheeran performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Ed Sheeran performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has been driven off Twitter by hostile online comments.

The former Framlingham schoolboy now limits Tweets to tour dates and automatic updates via Instagram.

Sheeran said he had found some comments so hurtful that he could no longer face engaging with other users.

He told The Sun: 'I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things - Twitter's a platform for that.

'One comment ruins your day, but that's why I've come off it.


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'The [expletive] for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.'

The Shape Of You singer said family and friends kept him grounded.

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He said: 'I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me.'

Sheeran added a low point came in a misunderstanding involving Lady Gaga's fans.

He said: 'Lady Gaga's fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all [expletive] hate me.'

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