Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account on Monday without providing any kind of public explanation to fans.
The action came a day after Sheeran appeared in a guest role on Game of Thrones, which received a mix of positive and very critical reviews.
Possibly Sheeran was sick of receiving the negative comments and decided to leave the social media site, or maybe it was because of this BuzzFeed article highlighting “24 Tweets Ed Sheeran Will Probably Delete Soon.” Or maybe it was something he had been meaning to do for some time.
On Instagram, meanwhile, Sheeran seemed in good spirits as he shared a photo of himself and his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, “climbing mountains in Peru,” as he captioned it.
Fans reacted to Sheeran’s departure from Twitter mostly with sadness, with the occasional detractor sharing a snide GoT-referencing remark. See some of the reactions below.
Why did ed sheeran delete his Twitter im hella confused? pic.twitter.com/n0YslTOgfd
— Annelise pinned (@idolisingpml) July 18, 2017
Ed Sheeran deactivated his Twitter pic.twitter.com/WuqQJqoEjk
— Joseph (@joe815) July 18, 2017
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! ED SHEERAN ERASED HIS ACCOUNT ON TWITTER WHYYYY???????
— Arisbet (@Duh_Itz_Arisbet) July 18, 2017
WAIT… did Ed Sheeran delete his twitter? Did you guys do this to him?!
— Not Mario (@TheSharkPilot) July 18, 2017
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.