Sheeran de­terred from drugs by John

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Ed Sheeran was put off tak­ing drugs by Sir El­ton John. The 24-year-old singer ad­mits talk­ing to his friend and men­tor about his own ex­pe­ri­ences of be­ing a co­caine ad­dict has de­terred him from dab­bling in il­le­gal sub­stances. He said: “His sto­ries about drugs put you off. “You hear El­ton talk about his dark­est days and he tells you so you don’t have those lit­tle mo­ments. He has def­i­nitely lived it.” The ‘Drunk’ hit­maker - who pre­vi­ously con­fessed to tak­ing ec­stasy - is happy to be hon­est about his vices be­cause he thinks it is worse if some­one con­sid­ered a “role model” is then caught out in­dulging in some­thing lessthan-clean cut. He is quoted by the Daily Mir­ror news­pa­per as say­ing: “It may be the wrong way to look at it but it’s far more im­por­tant to be hon­est. “I can either pre­tend to be some­thing I’m not, or I can be my­self. If you’re in the po­si­tion of be­ing a role model and go, ‘No, I don’t smoke’, then get caught smok­ing, it’s far worse.” Ed isn’t the only star to have been ad­vised by El­ton about drugs. Rap­per Eminem has pre­vi­ously cred­ited the ‘Rocket Man’ singer for help­ing him get clean, while Lady Gaga said she was “saved” by him. She added: “He got me on the straight and nar­row.”

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