Ed Sheeran has been living off the grid for over a year now, and he stopped by Ellen to tell her exactly what that means. It may seem crazy to most of us in the industrialized world, but Sheeran has been living without a cell phone. Since soon after the 2016 Grammy Awards, Sheeran has been traveling the world using only email as his main source of communication. In this day and age, using email as your main source of communication may sound a bit like listening to your old records for the nostalgia, but it works for Sheeran.
“I got rid of my phone as a New Year’s resolution,” Sheeran said, adding, “I have an iPad. I work off of email, and it’s so much less stress. I don’t wake up and have 150 messages from people asking for stuff.”
Ellen DeGeneres congratulated Sheeran for his willingness and ability to live without a phone, but doesn’t want her audience to do it themselves.
DeGeneres told the audience, “Don’t you do that, because we have an Instagram. No, no. You don’t need to do that because we have Instagram and Twitter that you need to follow.”
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