Keane’s Tom Chaplin: ‘Golf has helped me overcome drug problems’

Frontman reveals that Alice Cooper inspired him to take up the sport

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has revealed that golf helped him overcome his problems with drink and drugs.

The singer, who checked into The Priory in 2006 to battle various substance addictions, has now credited the sport with helping him stay clean.

“I am actually quite obsessed with it,” he told The Sun, adding that Alice Cooper inspired him to take up the sport. “When Alice Cooper needed to give up booze, he said, ‘What the hell am I going to do if I can’t drink?’, so he started playing golf and became completely obsessed with it – and that’s kind of the same as what happened to me.”

He added: “Alice‘s whole tour schedule is built around playing golf. I don’t know if the same thing is going to happen for Keane, but it certainly gives me some relief.”

As previously reported, Keane are set to release a new eight-track EP entitled ‘Night Train’ on May 10.