Chris Martin Drove A Fan 'Struggling To Walk' To A Coldplay Show

By Katrina Nattress

May 28, 2024

Photo: AFP

Coldplay just headlined BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Luton, England, and Chris Martin picked up a fan "struggling to walk" on his way to the festival.

Saundra Glenn, a 64-year-old fans suffering from "osteoarthritis and 'a dodgy right hip,'" spoke to BBC about her experience getting a lift to the show from the band's frontman. She explained that she was walking to the festival's accessibility box office when she decided to stop and take a rest against a fence. All of a sudden, a black Mercedes pulled up and a woman offered for her to get in so they could drive her to the entrance.

"The door opens and I said, 'oh that's Chris Martin, I can't get in with him' and they said 'yes you can,'" Glenn recalled.

Before she was offered a ride, Glenn considered going home and watching the performance on TV. "But I thought I loved Coldplay and never thought I'd never get another chance to see them in my home town," she said.

Once they arrived at the festival grounds, Martin ensured she had transport to where she needed to be from there. "When we got to the artist area, he didn't leave me there, he said 'get the golf buggy and make sure Saundra reaches her destination,'" Glenn said. "It's the fact he's conscious of disability, he's such a kind person."

Glenn shared her experience on social media too, posting a selfie of herself and Martin on X (formerly Twitter). "That moment when Chris Martin @Coldplay saw me struggling to walk, had his car stop and gave me a lift. Blooming amazing. Can't believe this happened. What a decent bloke," she captioned the photo. "We had a nice chat too."

See her heartwarming post below.

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