Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who has just wrapped his worldwide Divide tour, is to take a break from touring for the next 18 months, with his manager saying the star may start a family.

Speaking to trade publication Music Week, Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp said: ''He won't sit still for long. He's not the holiday sort. But things may change - he could have a young family relatively soon.''

The Shape of You singer performed at 250 concerts over two years on his record-breaking tour. At his homecoming concert in Chantry Park, Ipswich, he said: 

''As you may or not know, I've been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day of the whole thing. There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months." 

He continued: "We've played all around the world. Glastonbury, Wembley Stadium. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America - it's been a wild one. It's been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage.

"It kind of feels like, in a weird way, that you're breaking up with a girlfriend that you've been with for years.

"It sounds odd but it has been a long tour. This is a Framlingham Town football shirt. I am from Framlingham. Suffolk is my home. I am so happy to be ending this mammoth tour here.

"I want to say thank you to everyone on this tour. Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance. This is my last song. I wrote this when I was 15-years-old."

The singer only confirmed in July that he is married to hockey player Cherry Seaborn, despite their wedding having taken place last Christmas.

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