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Coldplay's Chris Martin denies stealing $42 from supermarket where he worked in '90s: 'I didn't gosh darn it'

'I didn't steal it - I'd like to go on record,' said the singer in an interview with BBC Radio
Singer Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the Rose Bowl on October 6, 2017, in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)
Singer Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the Rose Bowl on October 6, 2017, in Pasadena, California (Getty Images)

Did you know Coldplay singer Chris Martin was once accused of theft? Way back in the '90s, Martin was on his first day of the job at a supermarket, when his boss accused him of stealing $42. Now, nearly two decades later, he's decided to clear the air on national radio. 

Appearing on BBC Two radio on Friday, May 7, Martin strongly rejected the accusations. "I didn't gosh darn it. I didn't steal it - I'd like to go on record", he told listeners. According to Martin, he was working at the alcohol and cigarette counter at Kwik Save supermarket in the 1990s. He didn't reveal exactly when it happened, or where. It was his first job before he became the much-loved music icon he is today.


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"I don't drink or smoke or do the lottery so they put me on the alcohol and cigarette counter where they sell scratch cards and it somewhat put me off," he said. "Only my manager would remember me from then, he accused me of stealing on my first day. He said the till was £30 down and not to let it happen again," before adding, "and I didn't gosh darn it". 

The singer also dived into a variety of other topics during the interview, including the effect of the pandemic. "Last year was a quite an eye-opener. I’m trying in my life right now to not attach too much to being a pop star. I’m trying not to get my self-worth from external validation," he added. Martin also talked about his love affairs and revealed he is currently dating '50 Shades of Grey' actress Dakota Johnson. Previously, he was married to actress Gweneth Paltrow for 10 years, and the couple shares two children together. 

Chris Martin with his children (Chris Martin Feed via Instagram)

According to Martin, his first love abandoned him over his love for mini-eggs, leading to him saying "at least I have chocolate.” "This is 1994 and I was quite religious and I didn't necessarily know what to do in terms of relationships," he added. 

Martin and Coldplay drummer Will Champion were on the skit 'Unpopular Opinion', hosted by Greg James. Coldpay is set to return to action in the coming days, as they are scheduled to open the Brit Awards, playing on a barge in the middle of the Thames. On May 22, they'll also appear live at the Glastonbury festival, which will be live-streamed.

It's surprising that Martin still has to clear the air all these years later, but it seems like he didn't it had too much of an effect on him. We wonder what the manager thinks of Martin now, and if he will apologize knowing that the cashier then is a world-famous singer now.