It had seemed so appropriate, Justin Hawkins heading for a place where no one can hear you scream. But, sadly, the Star's erudite Goss column reports this morning that the caterwauling Darkness singer has been forced to give up his plans to go into space as he can no longer afford the rocket fare.
"Former Darkness man Justin Hawkins, 33, has had to give up his seat on Richard Branson's first space flight next year. The howling beaver had paid £125,000, but he's now so short of cash he'd only be able to afford a one-way fare."
It's sad news for sure, and if pictures of him towards the end of the Darkness' reign are anything to go by, he's quite a long way off conjuring up that experience of weightlessness.
part of an article at www.guardian.co.uk