James Blunt Once Gave Himself Scurvy from a Meat-Only Diet to Piss Off His Female Vegan Friends
Published Aug 20, 2020James Blunt is of course best known for his massive one hit "Beautiful," but perhaps he should also have written a song called "Meatiful." After all, the lite-pop performer has revealed that he once gave himself scurvy after adopting a spiteful all-meat diet to piss off the girls in his class.
No, really — in a new interview with The Times, Blunt revealed that he practically poisoned himself with animal flesh in an effort to own the libs in his classes at the University of Bristol.
The diet was rooted in toxic masculinity because Blunt wanted to stand out from the pack. "On the sociology side of things there were 170 girls and only three boys, of which all the girls were vegetarian or vegans," he said. "So out of principle I decided I'd become a carnivore and just lived on mince, some chicken, maybe with some mayonnaise."
It didn't take long before Blunt's diet had negative results, possibly in the form of sailor's disease. "And it took me about six to eight weeks to get very unhealthy and see a doctor, who then said, 'I think you've got the symptoms of scurvy,'" he recalled.
His attempt to bounce back resulted in some other issues. "He said you are really lacking in vitamin C so I took it upon myself to drink orange juice every night — then I nearly developed acid reflux," he recalled.
In other words, let's not expect Blunt to have a career reboot as a celebrity chef. Just stick to singing that one song, bro.