Martin’s embarrassing moment

LONDON: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was left red-faced before a recent gig in his native England — after he was forced to explain his identity to security when the guards refused him entry at the door. The elusive rocker is known for his reluctance to be photographed by the paparazzi, but his aversion to the press backfired after he went unrecognised when he hopped on an underground train to get to his band’s recent sold-out concert in London. Martin tells Britain’s Mirror newspaper about his arrival at the O2 arena, “Security stopped me at the door and I had to explain who I was. That was a bit embarrassing.”