James Blunt has described the coronavirus pandemic as a “blessing in disguise” for his career in track.
The ‘You may very smartly be Beautiful’ hitmaker had been location to roam tour sooner than the global pandemic caused the industry to be placed on maintain and James advised that it allowed him to take so distinguished-wanted time away from track.
James – who shares two sons with wife Sofia Wellesley – said: “I was imagined to be on tour for a year and I was despatched residence. And, you already know, for me that was probably a very suitable thing because I haven’t spent time at residence with my family, ever.
“I’ve been promising that I would take a year off from track at some stage, nevertheless I was lying, probably.
“And so that is amazingly suitable – to spend time at residence, finish things that adults finish and family of us finish. And so perhaps it has been a blessing in disguise for me.”
James, 47, had also opened a pub in London earlier than the COVID-19 crisis and quipped that he “really picked the nefarious businesses”.
He informed the Henley Standard newspaper: “Neatly, I mean, I’m definitely in the nefarious business. With the pandemic the track business totally closed down and all touring stopped.
“We have been suitable a month into what was imagined to be a world tour and we have been despatched residence, which was clearly devastating. I’m in the pub business too — I equipped myself a pub — and clearly that closed down, so I really picked the nefarious businesses.
“That’s why it’s very exciting that we must level-headed be preparing to earn out on the road again.”