After making a surprise cameo on episode 1 of Game of Thronesseason 7, Ed Sheeran decided to shut down his Twitter account temporarily--but not because of the fans who were unhappy with him being on the popular show.

The extremely popular singer revealed the real reason behind briefly deleting his Twitter account to his 14 million followers on Instagram on Wednesday. He explained that going off Twitter had nothing to do with the attacks and jokes he received from die-hard "Game of Thrones" fans, as he has always intended to remove himself from the character-based social media site. As a matter of fact, he insists that taking down his account after his infamous cameo was simply coincidental.

"Why the hell would I worry what people thought about that. It's clearly f****n' awesome. Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want," the "Shape of You" singer said.

'GoT' episode 1 director defends Sheeran

Going off Twitter had a lot of the musician's fans thinking the singer had enough of the attacks he received after playing a Lannister soldier on the season premiere of "Game of Thrones." Though that is not the case, loyal followers of Sheeran have defended his appearance, including the episode's director, Jeremy Podeswa.

Podeswa insisted that casting Sheeran in the role was appropriate because the character was required to sing. "If people didn't know who Ed was, they wouldn't have thought about it twice," he said.

"The hoo-ha seems to be from things that are outside of the world of the show. In the world of the show he did a lovely job, and he looks like he belongs in that world."

Sheeran had already deleted his Twitter earlier this month

This was the second time Sheeran broke up with Twitter. Earlier this month, pop star Lady Gaga had to appeal to her fans to quit attacking the Grammy winner.

In case you missed it, Sheeran did an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 Radio back in January, in which he said, “I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible...I have to know when to listen to people, or I'll end up like those artists you've interviewed in recent years.

You've seen them become the biggest artists in the world, and then suddenly they will say, ‘I know everything!’ And just after, they are no longer at the top.”

Gaga's Little Monsters assumed that Sheeran was talking about their queen. Hence, they started trolling Sheeran, which is said to be the reason why he quit Twitter at the time. Gaga, however, wasn't happy with what her fans were doing and took to Instagram to share a photo of her with Sheeran with a message saying Sheeran "deserves all the love and respect."

Regardless of the real reason, at least fans of Sheeran can now breathe a sigh of relief as the singer's Twitter account is again up and running. However, there is a disclaimer in the description wherein he informed followers, "I don't use this anymore," and urged them to follow him on Instagram instead.

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