The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey revealed he thought he was dying after he fell ill
The Who’s frontman Roger Daltrey says he thought he was dying after he contracted meningitis.
The 74-year-old rock legend, who sang I Hope I Die Before I Get Old, became so ill that he had to cancel the band’s 50th anniversary world tour in 2015.
He told The Sunday Times: ‘Everything was packing up and none of the doctors could work out why.’
He said the pain he felt was ‘unbearable. I was in tears. I couldn’t move. My brain was shutting down.’
Daltrey was so convinced he was going to die that he called all his close friends in order to say his final goodbyes.
The singer revealed that after doing this, he felt a strange floating sensation ‘that felt incredible.’
He said: ‘Then I thought, I wonder what’s next?’
However, after the singer’s strange visions were then diagnosed as illness and he had been suffering from viral meningitis, which causes fevers and hallucinations.
The singer also claimed today that being in the EU is like being ‘governed by Fifa’.
Daltrey he was not ‘anti-Europe’, but blasted ex FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who was forced out in 2015 after a corruption scandal.
Daltrey had to cancel his band’s 50th anniversary world tour after becoming ill
The singer (pictured left) revealed in a new autobiography that he thought he was going to die and so said goodbye to his friends
He told The Sunday Times Magazine: ‘What I’m against is Brussels, those nightmare, shadowy people in Brussels.
‘It’s like being governed by Fifa. If anyone is like Sepp Blatter, it’s f**king Jean-Claude Juncker. They’re twins.
‘I believe in what Europe was trying to achieve, but you can only achieve it with an organisation that follows its own rules
Asked about the Labour leadership, he said that if Jeremy Corbyn wins he would rather leave the UK than face soaring tax bills like in the 1970s.
He said: ‘I’ll be gone. I’m not doing that again.
‘Corbyn and McDonnell aren’t socialists – they’re Trots and that’s the Communist Party you’re voting for.
‘They should just be honest with the people and say that. The loony right is even worse.’
The Who frontman also revealed that being in the EU is like being ‘governed by FIFA’