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Tom Chaplin: 'Death was coming to say hello, I could have easily copped it'

Keane's frontman Tom Chaplin has revealed that he came close to death at the peak of his alcohol and drug issues. 

He told Britain's The Sun newspaper that he was playing "Russian roulette" with his life and was really unwell:

"Death was coming to say hello. I could easily have copped it. It's Russian roulette. When you're going on binges that last four or five days, with no sleep and crazy amounts of drugs - and you're also on your own. I pushed my family right to the edge, to the point where they were kind of saying their goodbyes."

Chaplin, who released a debut solo album in 2016 entitled 'The Wave', added: "There were periods of my life during the Keane days, two or three years, where I didn't touch coke but I was doing other things. I was doing party drugs and was the life and soul. But as soon as I went back to coke - particularly that drug - it seemed to have a very isolating, self-destructive hold on me."

Watch his music video for 'Quicksand' here:

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