“We’d been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered,” Sheeran said. “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.”
Sheeran, for his part, says he had a “What the fuck?" moment when he heard the “dull thud” and realized he had actually missed the ball and hit Bieber in the mouth with his golf club.
"And you know in films when someone gets punched, and you hear that fake sound, like a slap?" Sheeran said. "But in real life when someone gets punched, you hear that dull thud, a bit sickening? I heard a sound like the last one."