"I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things."
Ed Sheeran has revealed that he’s quitting Twitter after becoming fed up with online abuse from trolls.
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The guitar-wielding star, who recently headlined Glastonbury, opened up on the “head-fuck” that he experienced after becoming swamped with online abuse.
“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things”, he told The Sun.
“Twitter’s a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it. The head-fuck for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
Now, his Twitter account will only post automatically generated tweets from his Instagram account – but Ed won’t be using it himself.
He added: “I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me. But I don’t need people calling me a whatever.”
Meanwhile, it’s full steam ahead in the aftermath of his huge Glastonbury headline slot at the weekend, after the singer announced details of a massive UK, Ireland and EU stadium tour.
Sheeran played a stellar headline set on the Sunday of Glasto, and now he’ll be playing a huge run of stadium shows calling at Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff and London’s Wembley Stadium, where he’ll play two concerts.
Tickets are set to go on sale this Saturday.