The singer-songwriter sat down with The Guardian to talk about his new album "Divide", his musical journey, and oh yeah, that one time he got plastered and cracked the Biebs' in the face with a golf club.
“We were in Japan. 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," Sheeran said. "I was like, ‘F--k, I need to aim this properly,’ and I swung. 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," Sheeran said. "That was one of those ‘What the f--k?’ moments.”
Sheeran is also the mastermind behind Bieber's "Love Yourself," which was originally written by Sheeran for Rihanna, but later ended up in the hands of Bieber and became the highest-selling single of 2016.