Kiefer Sutherland's cracking story about meeting and drinking with Shane McGowan for the first time 3 years ago

Kiefer Sutherland's cracking story about meeting and drinking with Shane McGowan for the first time

Drinks, scraps, and a life-changing moment. That must have been some night.

Roguish, charming, multi-talented, and a penchant for acting the divil.


No, we're not talking about the lead singer of The Pogues, Shane McGowan, but rather the star of 24 and The Lost Boys, Kiefer Sutherland.

Sutherland's previous run-ins with the law have been well documented, however he has consistently delivered excellent work.

Over his career, the Canadian actor has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.

He has also been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and released two studio albums. During his recent appearance on The Late Late Show, audiences were treated to a few anecdotes and songs by Sutherland.


Like McGowan, there's always been a wild and charming streak to the star of Stand By Me and A Few Good Men - a point that's clearly demonstrated in the following story.

As Sutherland says, he entered a bar and noticed that Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison, Shane McGowan, and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones were all sitting down at a table.

After joining the party, Sutherland and McGowan proceeded to have a verbal disagreement over the history of Scotland. Rather than settle the debate with their words, the two men started scrapping on the floor!

Thankfully, the fight ended and both men cooled off as Sutherland headed to the bar to calm himself down. Three hours later, Shane McGowan shows up and asks the A Time To Kill actor if he could stay in his hotel.


After burying the hatchet, a simple thank you note from McGowan "changed the perspective" of the 24 star forever.

Take a look at Sutherland as he recounts the story in full.

We've a feeling that the biopic of McGowan's life which features Barry Keoghan will have some tales to tell!


Clip via The Late Late Show