English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has shared an experience he had when he visited Ghana in June, 2016.
Sheeran told Buzzfeed.com that he was knocked out in a “little box” for close to six hours after sampling a drink mixed with weed.
The ‘Thinking out Loud’ singer said he drank too much of a local drink called “shocker”, despite advice from his hosts in Ghana to go easy on the drink.
He said before he knew what was happening, the liquor overpowered him and he did not know what was happening for about six hours.
“I went to Ghana in Africa, which was a wonderful country, and they make this drink called Shocker, which is vodka, pineapple juice, coconut juice, and rum, and then they soak an ounce of weed in it, and I didn’t know this.
“So, they said, ‘This is Shocker, go easy on it.’ And I was like, ‘I’m Irish!’ And then I was just drinking loads of it.
“And they’re like, ‘No, no, no, no, no!’ And then suddenly I was like, ‘Woooh.’
“So yeah, that was a crazy, crazy experience because I just ended up being kind of comatose for about six hours, just kind of sitting in a corner. Don’t try it at home,” he said.
He added: “I was just in a little box just kinda like, when do I get out of this box? I’m not big [and] when I was younger I used to dabble, and I just can’t, I can’t do it anymore.
“It just doesn’t agree with me. So yeah, it really didn’t agree with me then.
Sheeran recorded the song “Bebia Be Ye Yie” while in Ghana, and the song will feature on his next album which is set for release in March.