Ed Sheeran Returns to ‘SNL’ With Upbeat ‘=’ Performances After COVID-19 Quarantine: Watch

Despite rumors that his recent positive COVID-19 diagnosis would prevent him from performing on Saturday Night Live, Ed Sheeran returned to Studio 8H on Nov. 6 with upbeat performances from his new album, =.

Fresh out of self-isolation, the English singer-songwriter appeared vibrant and in good health while delivering rousing performances of “Shivers” and “Overpass Graffiti.” Sheeran, who tested positive for coronavirus in late October, recently spoke with Howard Stern about his diagnosis and recovery.

“Everyone was saying they were scrambling to find a replacement,” the Grammy winner said of rumors about his SNL appearance being impacted, but “I was always playing that. I tested for COVID and I announced it a couple days afterwards because I had to cancel [some] stuff.”

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