Who is Dave Grohl's wife Jordyn Blum? Musician says he's 'deaf', 'reading lips' for 20 years
The Foo Fighters' frontman confessed that his hearing is so bad that he struggles to hear people who are sitting right next to him
The Foo Fighters' frontman, Dave Grohl, 53, confessed that he’s basically "deaf" during his recent appearance on 'The Howard Stern Show' and explained that he's relied on reading lips for the past 20 years. The musician talking about his ears said, "I haven’t had them tested in a long time - I mean, I know what they’re gonna say" before adding, "You have hearing damage tinnitus in your left ear, more so than your right ear."
Dave confessed that his hearing is so bad that he struggles to hear people who are sitting right next to him. "If you were sitting next to me right here at dinner, I wouldn’t understand a f**king word you were saying to me, the whole f**king time. There’s no way," he told Stern. Dave also said he found it extremely difficult to hear other people in public places, and he could no longer rely on lip-reading as people started using face masks during the pandemic.
Dave continued: "In a crowded restaurant, that’s worse. That’s the worst thing about this pandemic s**t, it’s like, people wearing masks. I’ve been reading lips for like, 20 years, so when someone comes up to me and they're like [garbled noise], I'm like, 'I’m a rock musician. I’m f**king deaf, I can’t hear what you’re saying." The musician admitted that he didn't use protective ear monitors while performing because it removed him from the natural atmosphere.
"I wanna hear the audience like, in front of me and I want to turn around, be able to hear Taylor [Hawkins] right there and go over here and hear Pat [Smear], and go over here and hear Chris [Shiflett] and stuff like that," he explained. "It just messes with your spatial understanding of where you are on stage." Fortunately, the musician continues to make rock 'n' roll history despite having hearing problems and his wife of nearly 20 years seems to be a solid support.
Who is Dave Grohl's wife Jordyn Blum?
The rock legend Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum officially tied the knot back in 2003 and have been happily married ever since. Jordyn, who began her career as a model, met Dave following her transition into media production. While working as a producer at MTV, she directed Foo Fighters' music video for 'Walking a Line' and then went on to direct the band's documentary of the same name in 2002. The couple share three daughters: Violet, Harper and Ophelia. Dave was earlier married to Jennifer Youngblood, whom he divorced in 1997.
Dave in a 2014 interview with Ellen DeGeneres spoke about what it's like raising three young girls. The musician admitted that he tried to "brainwash" them into liking bands like 'The Beatles' and 'The Rolling Stones' but his efforts have been in vain because they're "all about that bass," and they love Katy Perry. Talking about family routine, Dave hilariously recounted: "So I get up and I get in the shower and I get my act together. Then I gotta get them up out of bed, but then I gotta get the snack packs going. While I get the snack packs going, they come into the kitchen, and I get the breakfast going. I get them dressed, and I get the backpacks, and the snack packs into my minivan, and then I get them in the minivan, and I sit in traffic for 45 minutes."