WILL.I.AM may be the multi-millionaire driving force behind supergroup The Black Eyed Peas but the rapper has been hiding a painful secret.
The 35-year-old has revealed he suffers from crippling tinnitus — a constant ringing in his ears.
And the condition has left him with no other option but to make music because he can only ignore the irritating sound when he is surrounded by noise.
Will.i.am — born William Adams — says: “I don’t know what silence sounds like any more. Music is the only thing which eases my pain.
“I can’t be still. Work calms me down. I can’t be quiet as that’s when I notice the ringing in my ears. There’s always a beep there every day, all day. Like now. I don’t know exactly how long I’ve had this but it’s gradually got worse.”
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