Will.i.am leave may be living the high life as a driving force behind the Black Eyed Peas, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t suffering through his own problems.
The 35-year-old has tinnitus, which is a constant ringing in his ears. Music is the only way he can drown out the ringing, so it only makes sense that he’s such a prolific musician.
"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."
Well, Will.i.am., there’s only one thing for you to do — keep making music!
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