Pop star Ed Sheeran was put off taking drugs by Elton John after the legendary musician told him about his own low points as a cocaine addict.
The 24-year-old singer admits talking to his friend and mentor about his own experiences of being a cocaine addict that has deterred him from dabbling in illegal substances, reported Female First.
“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 less-than-clean cut.
“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,” Sheeran said.