Why Ed Sheeran once smashed Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club

March 02, 2017

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The old "hit a golf ball off a tee in someone's mouth" trick has been done countless times. We just usually only see it when it goes smoothly. But apparently, Ed Sheeran once tried it on Justin Bieber -- and it was a disaster.

Talk about a viral video that would break the internet.

In an interview with The Guardian that was published on Thursday, Sheeran tells quite the story involving the two superstar entertainers and buddies.

“We’d been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered,” said Sheeran. “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.”

How's that for a confident swing thought?

OK, so it was really Bieber's fault for asking Sheeran. And the two went to a golf course from a dive bar in Japan? Interesting. Anyway. . .

"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,” he added. “That was one of those 'What the f*%#? moments."

The moral of the story? Friends don't let friends try this stunt -- especially if alcohol is involved.