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Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:20am ET by  

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Ed Sheeran reveals his life has improved since leaving Twitter

Ed Sheeran MBE has celebrated two years since he ditched his mobile and left Twitter.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "All things that get blown up on Twitter are all so, so, so negative. Nothing's being celebrated.

"I know some people don't like my music - I'm aware of that. But I'm also aware that a lot of people do. 

“I’ll go to things and just assume people don’t like me just because I read so much. So now not reading it gives my head a bit more of a break. 

“I don’t hear the positive or the ­negative so my ego’s not getting inflated or ripped to shreds. You can kind of stay very level.”

Expanding on the negatives of Twitter, he said: “It has a huge impact because of the way you view yourself and the insecurities that get brought out by other people.

"All the insecurities just get placed in your head anyway. 
But I think to be a creative human being you have to be a little bit f***ing weird anyway - like a little bit on the edge of madness.

“You have to be on the spectrum, ­basically. And when you have someone that’s on the spectrum and you basically hurl loads of insults at them, it’s going to tip them over the edge at some point.”

Watch Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie cover the Pogues and Kirsty McColl's "Fairytale of New York" below:

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