Ed, 26, revealed to The Guardian that he and Justin once vacationed in Japan together. The two musicians made their way to a dive bar where the "Castle On The Hill" singer indulged in alcohol while the 23-year-old Canadian pop star opted to drink water instead. Following the bar, they had the ingenious idea of going to a golf course, and it was on the green where things got dangerous.
As Ed explains, "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."
We won't blame you if you're asking, "What Do You Mean?"
Despite Justin's sobriety, it was he who made the outrageous suggestion. Intoxicated, Ed mustered every ounce of energy to focus on the task before him.
He describes the situation, "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 like..."
"I'd cracked Justin Bieber right in the cheek with a golf club. That was one of those, 'What the f**k?' moments."
Luckily for the "Love Yourself" singer, he emerged from the incident unscathed.
We're betting Ed felt just as lucky -- hell hath no fury like an angry Belieber. ~Matthew Pariselli