Coldplay's Chris Martin reveals tinnitus agony
Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin has revealed that he's been suffering from tinnitus for around 10 years.
The ear condition is common in musicians and people who spend large quantities of time in loud environments and is identified by a constant ringing sound and persistent earache.
Speaking to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, Martin explained that despite trying to protect himself from further damage it appears to be irreversible:
"I've had tinnitus for about 10 years, but since I started protecting my ears it hasn't got any worse... The band use moulded filter plugs, or in-ear monitors. You can use industrial headphones but they look strange at a party."
"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."
Watch the group perform 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' live at Glastonbury 2011 below:
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