Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber are buddies — the British crooner has even penned some of JB’s songs, such as “Love Yourself” — so it only makes sense that they have some fun out of the studio as well.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Sheeran recalls one drunken evening in Japan when Justin challenged him to hit a golf ball off a dangerous tee: his mouth.
“We’d been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered,” Sheeran, 26, explained. “Then we went to a golf course, and he lay on the floor and put a golf ball in his mouth and told me to hit it out of his mouth. I was like, ‘F—ck, I need to aim this properly,’ and I swung.”
Predictably, the stunt did not work out as hoped.
“You know in films when someone gets punched, and you hear that fake sound, like a slap? But in real life when someone gets punched, you hear that dull thud, a bit sickening? I heard a sound like the last one,” Sheeran said.
“I’d cracked Justin Bieber right in the cheek with a golf club. That was one of those ‘What the f—ck?’ moments.”