Ben Howard: Fame is unhealthy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 July 2013
Ben Howard

Ben Howard

Ben Howard looks at fame as "unhealthy" and will always shun the limelight and attempt to lead a normal life

Ben Howard looks at fame as "unhealthy".

The laid-back folk-singer won two BRIT Awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist earlier this year, but shunned the glamorous ceremony's afterparties to celebrate with his close friends and family in a pub.

Ben told RollingStone.es he doesn't "believe in fame," adding: "I know it exists but it's not important for me. It's a bit unhealthy. It's funny the way it affects many people. I'm not interested in it.

"[The BRITs] were exciting but I had more fun after the ceremony. I spent two days celebrating it in a pub."

Unlike most double-BRIT Award winners, the humble star said he wished to disappear from the showbiz scene straight after celebrating his success because he wanted to "play the guitar, staring into space, without worries."

Ben hopes his success means he can still walk around unnoticed and lead a near-normal life.

He has previously said: "I got told that 'Who the f**k is Ben Howard?' was trending on Twitter [after the BRITs]. I like the idea of it. I was never in music to make it to award shows. I s**t myself when the paparazzi were taking photos."

Despite his aversion to fame, Ben's debut album made the UK top 10 and he is playing across Europe and America this summer.

Ben Howard

Thoughtful acoustic sounds from the Devon-born songsmith.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Fri 29 Jun

£30

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 28 Jun

£34.38–£45.38 / 0844 871 3014

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Wed 13 Jun

prices vary / 0844 249 4300

Thu 14 Jun

prices vary / 0844 249 4300

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