Tom Chaplin: "I thought I was about to drop dead"

James Hanley

A rock star entering rehab is usually par for the course, yet there was widespread disbelief when Tom Chaplin, the angelic-voiced frontman of Keane, went public with his drug and alcohol problems back in 2006.

The revelation was completely at odds with his squeaky-clean public image and made him an easy target, ripe for mockery – Kasabian famously quipped the singer was “addicted to port” – but Chaplin’s issues were no laughing matter.

In his descent into self-destruction, Chaplin even ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...