Ed Sheeran may be laying low in lockdown, but he's been quietly doing his part to support his hometown during the COVID-19 crisis.
The singer has donated more than a million dollars to several local charities in England, including the children's hospital wards in the town of Ipswich, ABC News confirmed.
The singer, who lives in Suffolk with his wife, Cherry Seaborn, has not spoken out publicly about the pandemic. He shared a note in December 2019 announcing he was taking a break from social media.
"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," he wrote in the message to his fan base.
The singer's friend Niall Horan told Apple Music last week that Sheeran has been heavily focusing on creating music while quarantining.
He's apparently working on writing one song per day.
.@NiallOfficial shares music with @zanelowe and talks about staying connected with artists like @LewisCapaldi, @ShawnMendes and @edsheeran while at home. Listen on @AppleMusic. https://t.co/D6LopWRsQL pic.twitter.com/srryZSKkBB— Beats 1 (@Beats1) April 8, 2020
"He was like, ‘Yeah, I've kind of like set myself a challenge,'" Horan said Sheeran told him. "'I'm going to try and write a song a day before lunch. If I can come out with one big song out of this quarantine period, then I've won.'"
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