Watch Keane frontman Tom Chaplin open up about drug addiction

Singer recently released his debut solo album 'The Wave'

Keane singer Tom Chaplin has revealed that he once snorted cocaine alone in a friend’s apartment during a sleepless four-day binge.

The singer said the incident happened in 2013 when his band went on a hiatus.

He told Loose Women in a clip you can watch below: “When I was still in Keane, I was scared of confronting what was going on in my life. I was very self-conscious, I was hiding in plain sight but I was a mess underneath.


“I didn’t know how to manage my emotions, so I began self-medicating.”

He continued: “I was staying at a friend’s house, I was on my own and I’d been up for three or four days without any sleep and I’d just been taking cocaine non-stop.

“I felt like I was having a heart attack and I suddenly had this realisation, I’m losing everything – my life, my daughter, my wife, everything is going to go.

“So I just felt different in that moment, it was very strange, you know, people are always like that ‘moment of clarity’.”

The singer recently released his debut solo album ‘The Wave’ and embarked on a UK tour in October.


Last year, Chaplin penned the song – ‘Love Wins’ – to celebrate America’s landmark ruling on gay marriage which legalised same-sex unions in all 50 states.

The singer said at the time: “A little demo based on a song title submitted by a fan and inspired by the good news of things changing in America.”

Keane confirmed they were “taking a break” after they released their ‘Best Of’ album in 2013.

They last released the single ‘Won’t Be Broken’ in January 2014 from the LP. The band have released nothing since.

Keane formed in 1997 and have seen each of their four studio albums – 2004’s ‘Hopes And Fears’, 2006’s ‘Under The Iron Sea’, 2008’s ‘Perfect Symmetry’ and 2012’s ‘Strangeland’ – go to Number One on the UK’s Official Albums Chart.