Everybody develops certain ticks and fears in life, and when you live the life of a popular musician you tend to develop more than a few quirks. So we decided to dive into the deepest, darkest corners of the world of music to uncover what makes our favourite musicians squirm. What we found was both hilarious and shocking.
Aretha Franklin has Aerophobia, aka the fear of flying.
Sheryl Crow has Acrophobia aka a fear of heights.
Madonna has Brontophobia, aka fear of thunder
Brian Wilson has Agoraphobia aka a fear of crowds and wide spaces.
Neil Young has Aichmophobia aka a fear of needles.
La Toya Jackson has Ailurophobia aka a fear of cats.
Svein Berge (Röyksopp) has a fear of mechanical cranes.
Robert Smith (The Cure) has Aerophobia, aka the fear of flying.
Brandon Flowers (The Killers) has Arithmophobia aka a fear of numbers. Especially the number 621, which is actually the date of his birthday (June 21). When he was a child an Ouija board told him that's when he'd die
Diddy has Coulrophobia aka a fear of Clowns
Adele has Ornithophobia aka a fear of birds, and particularly seagulls.
Rihanna has Ichthyophobia aka a fear of fish.
David Bowie has Aerophobia, aka the fear of flying.
Kanye West has Phonophobia, aka a fear of telephones, and reportedly only contacts people through email
Kylie Minogue has Coathangerophobia aka a fear of coat hangers
Barbra Streisand has Xenophobic aka she is uncomfortable around strangers.
Britney Spears has Herpetophobia aka a fear of reptiles, in particular komodo dragons
Kelly Osbourne has Haphephobia aka a fear of being touched, in particular the back of her neck.
Michael Jackson has Mysophobia aka a fear of contamination, infections or disease.
Lyle Lovett, a country singer, has Taurophobia aka a fear of cows.
Cheryl Cole has a fear of cotton wool
Cher has Aerophobia, aka the fear of flying
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