Ed Sheeran will have gone up even further in some people’s estimations, recently divulging that he accidentally hit Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club while he was “hammered”.

The 26 year old English singer, currently promoting his third album Divide which is released worldwide on March 3rd, gave an interview to The Guardian in which he recalled some of the random things he’s been up in the last year.

He was out partying in Japan with Justin Bieber, when they decided to visit a golf course to round off their evening. As you might expect two guys high on life (one on booze too), a dare followed.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran hit Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club

“We’d been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered. 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***, I need to aim this properly,’ and I swung.”

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“And 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, and saw his security guard looking at me.”

“I’d cracked Justin Bieber right in the cheek with a golf club. That was one of those ‘What the f***?’ moments.”

Sheeran, fresh off the back of a live collaboration with Stormzy at the BRIT Awards last week, remains the favourite to take the last headline spot at this year’s Glastonbury festival, alongside Foo Fighters and Radiohead.

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