A music fan has warned fellow rockers too many concerts could make them deaf like her.

Sue Burgess said years of going to performances by the likes of Right Said Fred had contributed to the severe hearing problems she and husband Tony have both developed.

But she said the couple are all right with this – because they love music so much.

Mrs Burgess, 57, is a lifelong rocker who has been to so many concerts over the years she is now partially deaf.

The duo had their ailments explained to them by a doctor.

She said: “We did so many gigs as youngsters – some real heavy stuff – and over the years both of our hearing got worse and the doctors told both of us this was as a direct result of heavy metal music and too much of it.”

Mr and Mrs Burgess have been to see everyone from Metallica to Madonna.

They have seen Cilla Black twice, Lionel Richie, The Spice Girls and Bruce Springsteen.

They have also watched Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many more.

She was also at the Brighton Dome gig 40 years ago when Pink Floyd previewed The Dark Side of the Moon.

She added: “My favourites are Metallica, Black Sabbath plus Iron Maiden. But I have a soft spot for Will Young.”

Unfortunately the Burgesses can no longer rock out because their hearing problems make it “pretty difficult”.

The charity Action on Hearing Loss confirmed that repeated exposure to loud music could cause hearing loss and advised people to take precautions against it.

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