Friday, 4 May 2012

Chris Martin reveals 10 year battle with tinnitus

According to the Daily Mirror, Coldplay star Chris Martin has fought a secret 10-year battle with the crippling ear condition tinnitus.

Chris, 35, was told to agonising ringing in his ears could end his pop career. The singer, who now wears earplugs on stage, said: "I wish I'd thought about it earlier."

The Coldplay frontman is now pledging his support to Action On Hearing Loss, a campaign which aims to raise awareness around the risks of loud music. He added: "Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don't think about until there's a problem. I've had tinnitus for about 10 years, and since I started protecting my ears it hasn't got any worse (touch wood). But I wish I'd thought about it earlier. Now we always use moulded filter plugs, or in-ear monitors, to try and protect our ears. You CAN use industrial headphones, but that looks strange at a party."

The story featured on the front page of today's Daily Mirror. See scans below.

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