The A Team singer has been opening for the group on their current tour of the US and Canada.

But he has now cancelled his appearance at the remaining performances to attend to a personal matter.

In a series of posts on his Twitter page, he writes: “Sorry to announce that I have to miss the last 4 days of the Snow Patrol tour, have to get back to England, but I’ll be back in June and Sept (sic).

“Hope everyone understands, lots of love…

“So sorry to cancel, have to get home for personal reasons.”

However, Sheeran assured fans he will be back on the road soon, adding: “I’m announcing a full US and Canada headline tour beginning of June, for anyone that’s missed out on shows this time round.”

Sheeran will be performing in Australia in July and August.