Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody brushes off boozing accusations

Singer claims he was misquoted in recent newspaper reports

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has rubbished recurring stories in the UK tabloids that he has an alcohol problem.

Reports earlier this month implied that the Snow Patrol man was battling to give up alcohol, but Lightbody has since told BBC News that the quotes used in the offending article were old.

“Those quotes were taken from an interview I did 18 months ago,” he said. “And even that interview was about a time in my life when I was 26, 27, and out of control.


“The journalist then used that interview to imply that this was an ongoing problem.”

Lightbody added that he was currently as “sober as a judge”.

The band’s new album, ‘A Hundred Million Suns’, is released on October 27.


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