British singer Ed Sheeran was defer taking drugs after speaking with Elton John.
The 24-year-old One singer has admitted to trying ecstasy during the past but after you have to know the I’m Still Standing singer, he’s got no goal of dabbling in illegal substances again. Elton, 68, struggled with alcohol abuse, suffering an overdose in 1975 and checking himself into rehab in 1990, and the memories of the time were enough to quit Ed in their tracks.
“His stories about drugs deter you,” he stated, in line with Britain’s The Mirror newspaper. “You hear Elton mention his darkest days and the man tells you and that means you don’t have those little moments. He has definitely lived it.”
While Ed does not have any plans to follow this type of destructive path, he thinks it’s imperative that you be honest about any vices he might have, particularly when he’s got young fans finding out about to him.
“It will be the wrong solution to look at it but it’s far more crucial that you be honest,” he explained. “I may pretend to get something I’m not, or I can be myself. If you’re from the position for being a role model and go, ‘No, I don’t smoke’, then get caught smoking, it’s far worse.”
The star has spoken previously about how important it’s to be someone his fans looks up to and a year ago he told the BBC that she would like individuals to see him for an authentic person.
“The whole of my first album is around drink and drugs and individuals picked up on that extremely fast, so I think if anyone saw me do just about anything, they’d end up like, ‘It’s what he sings about,’ not too I get nearly it a great deal now, I’ve calmed down,” he explained. “I like to be a task model, so I never want to get too much of an advocate. I take a look at the experiences the ones experiences aren’t positive so I do not think it promotes it, but it truly is freeing just as one artist.”