Monday, 8 February 2010
Some surprising people have asthma
I am one of those boring old fogies who reckon that these modern beat combos all sound the same. But just occasionally one leaps out as, in my opinion, justifying their publicity, like Franz Ferdinand. Now I learn from the February-April issue of Asthma magazine that Alex Kapranos, singer and joint songwriter, has had asthma since the age of seven. He says: ¨Sometimes when I'm on stage I'll feel my chest tightening - I've used my inhaler on stage a few times - but in a way I feel I've actually got quite strong lungs because of the asthma and when I'm not having any symptoms they're really quite powerful".