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Ed Sheeran planning social media blackout

Ed Sheeran is planning to quit his social media accounts during his hiatus so he can disappear from the limelight completely.

The 24-year-old singer/songwriter is known for his social media posts, landing him more than 15 million followers on Twitter.com, but he has decided to quit the sites so he can take time out from technology when he goes on a nine-month break from December (15).


"I'll put a post out saying, 'I'm with friends and family - if you love me you'll allow me to disappear for a few months and I'll speak to you in a bit'," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper.


"I think a break for me is coming off my phone, social media and emails. I am constantly on my phone, texting, replying to emails, on Twitter, on Snapchat, on Facebook. I just want to get off it and live and drive to places and listen to music and have normal conversations with people and get back to normality. I've got a packed schedule, then, when December 12 comes, it's done."


Ed has been planning to take a hiatus following the end of his world tour since last year (14). At the time he said, "I haven't had any time off since before I signed my record deal and I want some!"


He is currently promoting his concert movie Jumpers for Goalposts, and is set to co-host the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) on Sunday (25Oct15) with actress/DJ Ruby Rose. The last leg of his X tour kicks off in Brisbane, Australia on 28 November (15).