NEWS OF THE WEEK: Ed Sheeran explains 'turbulent' personal life sparked social media hiatus

In a video shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the Shape of You singer revealed why he hadn’t been interacting with his fans online recently. Sheeran, 31, frequently takes extended breaks from Instagram during the end of each year, but he stated his recent absence was part of a larger concern. “I realise I haven’t been that engaged in my social media or fanbase over the last couple of years and the things that have been posted on this account might have got a bit boring. I’m sorry. That’s my fault… The reason I’m making this video, just being totally honest…”