Serge Pizzorno 'really scared' he'll go deaf

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 March 2018
Serge Pizzorno

Serge Pizzorno

Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno has admitted he is "really concerned" that he'll end up going deaf because he refuses to use in-ear monitors at gigs

Serge Pizzorno fears he'll go deaf like Roger Daltrey.

The Kasabian guitarist performed for The Who frontman's charity Teenage Cancer Trust at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night (24.03.18), where he revealed he's "really scared" that he'll develop hearing problems because he refuses to use in-ears.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "It scares me as I do like it loud, like blistering loud.

"They have been trying to get me to wear in-ears for years now but I just can't get on with, but I am really worried.

"It's so scary, and I do think about it, I start the gig really quiet but then I get lost in it and by the end it could bring down buildings that's how loud it is."

Roger, 74, recently confessed he is "very, very deaf" now.

The music legend urged rock 'n' roll fans to wear earplugs to live shows, as he revealed the extend of the damage done to his hearing through more than 50 years of playing with the iconic British band.

Addressing the crowd at a solo concert at the Hard Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Daltrey made reference to his his in-ear monitors, saying: "The trouble with these ear things that I wear is that I am very, very deaf. And I advise you all - all you rock-and-roll fans - take your f***ing ear plugs to the gigs. If only we had known when we were young​ ... we ​are lip-reading."

Despite the effect performing live and going to shows has had on his hearing, Roger told his fans he still wants to keep playing "for a long time".

He added: "I am lucky to be doing what I do - so thank you."

Daltrey and his bandmate Pete Townshend have both suffered with hearing problems over the years, with the 'Won't Get Fooled Again' singer claiming the band's guitarist "wears two hearing aids" due to the damage caused by a lifetime of rock.

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper in 2011, Daltrey claimed: "Pete is almost stone deaf. He deafened himself in the recording studio, and when we last performed he had to stand right next to the speakers to hear anything. I don't know what Pete will do. I don't want to do a tour and have him end up completely deaf."

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