Ed Sheeran has returned to social media a year after he said he was taking a break.
The 25-year-old singer made a dramatic return to both Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday (12.13.16), exactly one year after he posted a lengthy note on the photo sharing website claiming he was "taking a break from [his] phone".
Posting the same photo on both social media outlets, the ‘Sing’ hitmaker uploaded a plain light blue background with no caption, before also changing his profile picture on each site to the same image.
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ musician’s last post detailed how he was going to "travel the world" before promising his fans he would be back soon to work on his third studio album.
He wrote on the photo: "Hello all. I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while, 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’ve missed.
"To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me buggering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far.
"See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing. Ed. x (sic)"
The short letter was simply captioned: "Please read x (sic)"
Ed’s return to social media comes after he recently performed his first official show of 2016 last month, during a charity gig in support of the Natural History Museum.
The ‘Lego House’ singer took to the stage showing off a scar on his face he had received from royal family member Princess Beatrice during a party prank gone wrong.
He said on stage: ”It’s nice to be back. I’ve had a whole year off. I went to Japan for about a month and hung out with Japanese people. Got my face cut open, anyone read about that?”