Ed Sheeran recently stopped using his Twitter account, but his Instagram account is still active and he recently used it for a good cause. Ed recently posted a pic with a plea to his followers to help a sick child.
"7-year-old Jasmi urgently needs a blood stem cell donor," he wrote. "There is a worldwide search and we urge you to join the register. It's free! It's easy! A simple cheek swab and you might be able to save a life." In the photo, Sheeran holds a sign promoting the hashtag #JoinforJasmi and DKMS.
DKMS is an international not for profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders and helps patients find donors. Fans have already responded with posts of their own, and the initiative's hashtags have been written on their own paper signs.
Meanwhile, Sheeran wants to make one thing clear: haters over his Game of Thrones cameo didn't lead him to delete his Twitter. Ed appeared on Game of Thrones on Sunday night, and many Twitter users voiced their displeasure at seeing him on the show. The next day, he briefly deleted his Twitter account, leading many to link the two.
But Ed now says the two events were unrelated. In an Instagram post, the singer explains, "Last i'll say on this. I came off Twitter Coz I was always intending to come off Twitter, had nothing to do with what people said about my game of thrones cameo, because I am in game of thrones, why the hell would I worry what people thought about that. It's clearly f***in' awesome." "Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want," he concludes.
Ed's Twitter account has now been restored, but a message on his profile reads, "I don't use this anymore, please follow me on @teddysphotos on instagram, lots of love x." The singer had previously explained that he doesn't like reading Twitter because of all the negative comments he gets from people who seem to dislike him for no reason.