In a tale that combines celebrity camaraderie with unexpected consequences, Ed Sheeran recently shared a hilarious encounter involving Snoop Dogg and Russell Crowe that left him seeing double – quite literally.
During a backstage gathering with the iconic rapper and the ‘Gladiator’ star, Sheeran found himself amidst a cloud of smoke. Despite not being a regular smoker, the allure of saying he had shared a joint with Snoop Dogg led him to indulge. Little did he know, one puff turned into several, and before he knew it, Ed Sheeran found himself in a surreal situation.
Speaking on the ‘Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend’ podcast, Sheeran recounted the incident: “I’ve sort of got quite close friends with Russell Crowe over the years and he is really close with Snoop Dogg. I don’t really smoke at all but I was in the dressing room and they were just like blunt for blunt for blunt for blunt. I was like, I guess at some point during the night, I have to, just to say I smoked with Snoop Dogg.”
He continued, “He was like ‘Do you want some?’ so I have a bit and I was like, I don’t feel too bad, this is good. Then I have a bit more, and then I have a bit more, and then I have a bit more. I just remember looking at him and being like, I can’t see right now.”
This amusing incident sheds light on the unexpected adventures that can unfold when in the company of legendary figures like Snoop Dogg. Sheeran’s tale, though lighthearted, also underscores the shared challenges faced by celebrities, such as addiction battles, as he found solace in connecting with fellow artist Robbie Williams over their similar struggles.
In a recent interview, Sheeran disclosed how he reached out to Williams after watching his documentary, feeling an instant connection due to their parallel journeys in fame, addiction, and isolation. This moment of vulnerability and mutual understanding served as a reminder that, even in the glamorous world of fame, stars like Sheeran find strength in shared experiences and the power of conversation.
Ed Sheeran’s decision to quit drinking, particularly for the well-being of his family, echoes the struggles many face with substance abuse. His honesty about the slippery slope of addiction serves as a beacon of hope for others dealing with similar challenges, showcasing the importance of seeking support and fostering open dialogue to navigate life’s complexities.