Elaine Paige reveals that she has been using hearing aids for two years after five decades in the music industry had her ears damaged
Charlotte Dean for Mailonline
Elaine Paige has revealed that she is combating hearing loss and has relied on AIDS for the past two years, after her musical career had damaged her ears.
The West End icon, 70, has spent 55 years in the business and claims that years of singing and using headphones have had an impact on her ability to hear clearly.
Elaine wears hearing aids every day, but insists that the condition does not delay her or affect her ability to work.
Confession: Elaine Paige has revealed that she is fighting hearing loss and has relied on AIDS for the last two years, after her musical career had damaged her ears
The star, who hid the tools behind her blond mane, told the sun: "I am a victim of my career who has worked in the music business for more than 55 years. & # 39;
& # 39; The use of headphones, singing with musicians and orchestras in a confined environment clearly affects the ear.
Elaine, who was portrayed during the festive period with a hearing aid during a game of tennis, played the leading role in numerous high-profile productions, including Evita, Cats and Chess.
Struggles: The West End icon, 70, has spent 55 years in the business and claims that years of singing and using headphones have influenced her ability to hear clearly
The performer is certainly not slowing down, because she is scheduled to go to Australia for a number of gigs and various projects on English soil.
Elaine was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and received five years of treatment before she got it all clear.
Speaking earlier about the idea that her cancer would return, she said: & # 39; Once you have had breast cancer, the fear of it never really disappeared and every year I am checked and I make sure that I check my breasts. # 39;
She added, however, that she has been healthy for more than twenty years and is very careful about what she eats while still trying to enjoy her life.
The legendary singer had been with her marketing executive friend Justin Mallinson for 45 years, but the couple split in July last year.
Insiders around the couple insisted that they split amicably and remain friends.
Elaine, who was portrayed during the festive period with a hearing aid during a game of tennis, sparkled in countless high-profile productions, including Evita, Cats and Chess (photo's during her stay in Evita)