Happy 39th birthday, Chris
Cohan Chew
13:54 2nd March 2016

Coldplay has a legacy that spans over two decades. With seven studio albums and having just played the Super Bowl 50, Coldplay are undisputedly one of the biggest bands in the world.

Chris Martin, who turns 39 today, is the seminal ingredient and energetic driving force that has propelled Coldplay to unparalleled stardom.

As a result, his fame has ballooned and the public have been over exposed to his turbulent relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow and the odd voyeuristic fact about his private life.

To commemorate his birthday, we take a refreshing look at interesting facts about the Coldplay frontman that don’t intrude on his personal life or push the boundaries of privacy.

From philanthropy to near death experiences, here are 18 facts about Chris Martin that you probably didn’t know.

Happy birthday Chris!