Coldplay’s Chris Martin invites disabled fan on stage to perform in front of 75,000 people

A disabled fan was crowd-surfing at Coldplay’s Dublin concert, when lead singer Chris Martin spotted him and invited him up on stage to perform a song.

music Updated: Jul 10, 2017 09:42 IST
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Rob, 29, was simply looking for a better view.

A fan had a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ at a Coldplay concert in Dublin on Sunday, and not just because he saw them perform live.

Wheelchair-bound personal trainer Rob, 29, was spotted by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, crowd-surfing towards the stage. Martin beckoned him to come over, gave him a hug, whispered some words in his ear, and introduced the 75,000-strong crowd to him.

Rob hadn’t come empty-handed. He had brought his harmonica with him. Martin then proceeded to perform an impromptu song about Rob, and Dublin.

Speaking to the BBC,Rob recounted his experience: “A lad fell on me. A few friends insisted on lifting me, and getting me a better view. Suddenly I was on stage with Coldplay.”

“The moment I came down, I got a glimpse of the celebrity life. The video has gone viral since, and my phone hasn’t stopped,” he said.

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First Published: Jul 10, 2017 09:41 IST