Ed Sheeran ‘Taking a Break’ from Social Media to Have Surgery, Travel the World

Now it’s time to relax.

Ed Sheeran finished his 16-month-long world tour with a final date in New Zealand on Saturday, Dec. 12, and just hours later he took to Instagram to let fans know that he’s planning an extended hiatus.

“Hello all. I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while,” the British singer, 24, wrote.

“I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years, but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.” More on Ed’s message on Us Weekly