Coldplay’s Chris Martin has been offered a free home fire safety visit by the London Fire Brigade, after his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, revealed that he has twice called 999 after almost burning down their home.
Paltrow appeared on Channel 4′s cookery show, Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, on Wednesday evening, and revealed that when he has tried to cook dinner for the duo, “He has twice cooked a meal and this is not a joke, both times the fire brigade came. I swear on my life – both times.”
Dave Brown, London Fire Brigade’s Head of Operations, Prevention and Response, released a statement saying, “People often think that fires only happen to vulnerable people but young professionals have a quarter of all house fires in London. Chris will know that fires can develop almost at the “Speed of Sound” so it’s important that when they’re cooking, people don’t have “A Rush of Blood to the Head” and leave their cooking unattended causing a lot of “Trouble”.
Brown then added, “Three out of five house fires start in the kitchen so at this time of year with the family coming round from Christmas dinner it is important to follow our advice.”
Last night, Martin performed at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief at New York’s Madison Square Garden, playing Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and was then joined by Michael Stipe to sing REM’s “Losing My Religion.”
Did you hear Martin’s performances? What did you think of the Sandy concert? Were you impressed by Dave Brown’s Coldplay puns?