Ed Sheeran showed up on “Saturday Night Live” as initially arranged.
The singer – who tested positive for COVID-19 last month – took the Studio 8H stage on Saturday, making a guest cameo in a “Dionne Warwick Show” drama and performing two of his hits, “Shivers”and “Overpass Graffiti.”
Days before the performance, Sheeran uncovered by means of Instagram that he had been “cleared” from quarantine and that his “SNL” appearance was “still on.”
“Posting this pic to say I’m released from covid isolation today, so if you see me out and about I’ve had the all clear and done my quarantine,” he wrote. “Excited to hit the ground running with work again, and SNL is still on, so tune in Saturday, see you there.”
Sheeran, 30, uncovered he had contracted COVID-19 in a post shared to Instagram on Oct. 24.
“Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” he wrote in part. “Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone x.”
At the time that “SNL” producers were investigating potentially replacing Sheeran for the show, or permitting him to perform remotely in case he couldn’t travel.
“Ed is offering to perform live via video link, but this isn’t something ‘SNL’ does,” the source said. “The show likes to have the performer in studio.”