Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin pays surprise visit to fan with cancer

Chris Martin paid a surprise visit to a fan with cancer in the Philippines after his illness meant he could not attend a Coldplay gig he had bought a ticket for.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Martin visited Ken Valiant Santiago after the university student's brother posted on Facebook asking if the band could "say 'hi'" or send a message to his brother to "make him feel better".

But instead, Martin went one better and surprised Ken with a visit on Tuesday.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

In his post Kheil Vin Santiago revealed that while in his hospital room, Ken's hobby is to play Coldplay songs such as A Sky Full of Stars, Adventure of a Lifetime, Hymn for the Weekend, and Everglow.

Kheil also wrote that his younger brother had saved his money and queued up early in order to get his hands on a ticket to see the band's concert at Manila's Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds, but gave the ticket to a younger brother when he realised he could not go.

Concert organiser Rhiza Pascua tweeted a picture of the pair's meeting.