Coldplay's Chris Martin: "I've Suffered With Tinnitus For Ten Years"

4 May 2012, 11:33

The 'Charlie Brown' singer admits the ear condition threatened to end his music career at one point.

Coldplay's Chris Martin has confessed that he has been suffering from tinnitus for around ten years.

The 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' singer revealed he has protected the condition form getting any worse by wearing earplugs on stage.

Speaking during a launch for the Action on Hearing Loss campaign, he said: "I've had tinnitus for about 10 years, but since I started protecting my ears it hasn't got any worse – touch wood."

"The band use moulded filter plugs, or in-ear monitors. You can use industrial headphones but they look strange at a party," he continued. "Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don't think about until there's a problem. I wish I'd thought about it earlier."

Other stars backing the campaign include rapper Plan B and 70s star Gary Numan.

Meanwhile, Coldplay made their debut on American Idol last night (3rd May) performing a selection of their biggest hit singles on the results show.

Megan McKenna

Megan McKenna's Ex On The Beach Ex Jordan Davies Is "Happy She's Now Back Single"

Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins Snapchat

80+ Of The Best Popstars You Should Have On Snapchat

Capital Metadata - Capital App March 2017

Want To Control The Music On Capital? Now You Can With Our New App - My Capital!

  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
  1. 1
    Galway Girl artwork
  2. 2
    Symphony artwork
  3. 3
    Shape Of You artwork
  4. 4
    Ciao Adios artwork
  5. 5
    Solo Dance artwork
  6. 6
    Something Just Like This artwork
  7. 7
    Chained To The Rhythm artwork
  8. 8
    Stay artwork
  9. 9
    Castle On The Hill artwork
  10. 10
    You Don't Know Me artwork
  11. 11
    Scared of the Dark artwork
  12. 12
    Human artwork
  13. 13
    Touch artwork
  14. 14
    Scared To Be Lonely artwork
  15. 15
    It Ain't Me artwork
  16. 16
    Slide artwork
  17. 17
    Best Behaviour artwork
  18. 18
    Play That Song artwork
  19. 19
    Paris artwork
  20. 20
    I Feel It Coming artwork
  21. 21
    Be The One artwork
  22. 22
    Rockabye artwork
  23. 23
    Perfect artwork
  24. 24
    That's What I Like artwork
  25. 25
    Cold artwork
  26. 26
    Issues artwork
  27. 27
    Waterfall artwork
  28. 28
    Safe Inside artwork
  29. 29
    September Song artwork
  30. 30
    Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) artwork
  31. 31
    Places artwork
  32. 32
    Shape Of You (Remix) artwork
  33. 33
    Supermarket Flowers artwork
  34. 34
    Green Light artwork
  35. 35
    How Would You Feel (Paean) artwork
  36. 36
    Big For Your Boots artwork
  37. 37
    No Frauds artwork
  38. 38
    I Would Like artwork
  39. 39
    No Lie artwork
  40. 40
    I Don't Wanna Live Forever artwork
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
Visit the site