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Ed Sheeran Finally Explains Why He Beat Justin Bieber With A Golf Club

Apparently, things are getting violent between two of the biggest male pop stars.

Ed Sheeran revealed he left Justin Bieber black and blue after bashing him in the face with a golf club… but it wasn't an intentional beating!

Confused? Yeah, it's a pretty wild story…

Sheeran said he was out at a bar with the Biebs in Japan, but since Justin was only chugging water, Sheeran decided to drink enough for the both of them.

Well, apparently the pair wound up on a golf course later that night, and Bieber challenged Sheeran to hit a golf ball from a tee that he was holding with his teeth. (Wait, I thought Bieber was sober??)

So anyway, that's the scene: Justin Bieber lying on the ground with a golf tee in his mouth, holding up a golf ball that he wanted an intoxicated Ed Sheeran to try to hit. What could go wrong!? Well… I'll let Ed explain the rest himself.

He told the Guardian,

I was like, ‘Fuck, 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 [horrified]. I'd cracked Justin Bieber right in the cheek with a golf club. That was one of those ‘What the fuck?' moments.

Ouch! Not exactly the smash hit that the two chart-toppers are used to…

And it's pretty likely this traumatic tee-off happened just a few weeks ago.

According to Sheeran's story, he and Bieber were hanging out in a Japanese dive bar the night this happened.

Interestingly enough, at the beginning of February, Sheeran said he and Biebs had just met up to sing karaoke together at a Japanese dive bar a couple days earlier, so the Bieber-bashing probably went down just about a month ago.

Although the golf club bashing sounds pretty intense, it doesn't look like it left a mark on Biebs. If the incident did occur in early February, that was also the exact same time Bieber came back to Instagram and posted a few selfies to celebrate his return.

There isn't a sign of a golf club beating anywhere on his face in those shots.

Looks like the two have put the drunken mistake behind them.

Citations: Ed Sheeran: ‘I got hammered and cracked Justin Bieber in the face with a golf club' (The Guardian)

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Dylan Kickham

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Dylan is an entertainment writer based in New York City. He's previously worked for Entertainment Weekly and Cinemablend. He'll defend season 6 of "Buffy" until his dying breath.
Dylan is an entertainment writer based in New York City. He's previously worked for Entertainment Weekly and Cinemablend. He'll defend season 6 of "Buffy" until his dying breath.

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