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Ed Sheeran taking break from music biz

Ed Sheeran performs on the opening night of

Ed Sheeran performs on the opening night of his Australian tour at Optus Stadium on March 2, 2018, in Perth. Credit: Getty Images / Paul Kane

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran says he is taking a break from the music business.

"The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it's all over [and] it's time to go out and see more of the world," the four-time Grammy Award winner, 28, wrote on Instagram and Facebook Christmas Eve, referring to his 2017 album that spawned the hits "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" and a tour that grossed a record $432 million.

"I’ve been a bit non stop since 2017 so I’m just gonna take a breather to travel, write and read. [I'll] be off all social media until it's time to come back," he continued. "To my family and friends, see ya when I see ya - and to my fans, thank you for always being amazing, I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right and I've lived a little more to actually have something to write about. Lots of love x."

On Sunday, Sheeran released a video for the song "Put It All On Me" featuring Ella Mai, from July's Grammy-nominated duets album "No. 6 Collaborations Project."

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