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Ed Sheeran 'quits' Twitter over online abuse

04 July 2017

BBC presenter and author Graham Norton stopped tweeting personally in 2016 but like Sheeran still has an active account which is used to promote his various professional endeavours.

Singer Ed Sheeran has said that online abuse has driven him off Twitter. "I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things".

Sheeran went on to say that he's come off Twitter because "one comment ruins your day".

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Ed Sheeran says he has chose to leave Twitter for now as the negative comments he receives are having a huge impact on him.

Adding, "The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much".

From now on, Ed admitted that it will only be promotional content that gets tweeted from his account.

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The singer-songwriter, who just headlined the Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival, said he had chose to stop using his account after realising that the tweets were "ruining his day".

He said: "I've actually come off Twitter completely".

He's been dragged into a few spats on Twitter over the last few months, including accusations of using a backing track while using a loop pedal on stage at Glastonbury and a load of Lady Gaga fans piling in on him when they mistakenly thought he was shading her in an interview. I don't have to have someone calling me a whatever, ' he added. "I can't read it", he said.

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Most recently, Sheeran had to defend his performance at Glastonbury after being accused of playing over a backing track rather than a live band.

Ed Sheeran 'quits' Twitter over online abuse