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Rita Ora saved hungry Chris Martin from going hungry on tour

Rita Ora saved hungry Chris Martin from going hungry on tour

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was denied an on-tour perk because he didn't have his ID.

The 39-year-old singer and his chart-topping band were on tour with Rita Ora in 2012 when they tried to get some food backstage prior to a gig, but Chris was initially denied access because the security did not recognise him.

Rita explained: "On one of my first tours I supported Coldplay and they were doing amazing, massive tours as usual. We were just hanging out and then we went to catering to eat some food before the show. Chris didn't have his pass.

"I remember, they didn't let him in to catering because he didn't have his pass. And instead of him saying, 'Do you know that this is me? This is who I am,' he said, 'Rita has got her pass - can I get in with her?' "

Rita, 25, said that Chris' reaction to being denied access to the food was typical of the music superstar, saying that he and his bandmates are remarkably "humble" given their success and popularity.

She told UK station BBC Radio 1: "It's funny because it's Chris and there's this whole thing ... but that's why we love him and the boys. I thought it was a joke. But no, they're the best those boys, they're the most humble human beings."

Meanwhile, Coldplay revealed recently they are to release new music in 2017.

The 'Everglow' hitmakers - made up of Chris, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - said they are working on new album called 'Kaleidoscope'.

A tweet on the group's official Twitter account said: "Hello everyone, we're working on some new songs for next year. It's called the Kaleidoscope ep. We hope you're well, love cm #KaleidoscopeEP (sic)"

The band's last album 'A Headful Of Dreams', which was released in December 2015, was rumoured to have been their last.

Chris previously said: "It's our seventh thing, and the way we look at it, it's like the last 'Harry Potter' book or something like that.

"Not to say that there might not be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something.

"I have to think of it as the final thing we're doing. Otherwise we wouldn't put everything into it."