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UB40 Gig Was So Loud, Fan Claims It Made Her Ear Bleed

The band have apologised and offered free tickets to fans who complained that the bass sound "crashed into you like a steam train".

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A UB40 fan has claimed that the band's gig this week in Cambridge was so loud it caused "altering heart rhythms" and made her ear bleed.

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Anna Webster left the gig before the end of the first song, saying: "It was just horrendously loud - the bass was vibrating even in the foyer."

It is claimed around 30 other fans also left because of the volume.

"There were so many people walking out because they couldn't deal with it, she told the BBC. "It was vibrating through your whole body - it was actually altering heart rhythms."

Her ear began to bleed, although she admits she had previously suffered a perforarated eardrum due to a childhood condition.

Another fan says "the bass crashed into you like a steam train. I had a pain in my chest".

UPDATE 21.00PM: The band's publicist has been in touch to say that Anna's ear did not start bleeding at the gig at all. "This started at 2.30am the following morning, and can't be proven it was because of the band's volume. No medical attention was sought be Anna – or anyone else, for that matter," he said.

A spokesman for the band spoke to Anna and apologised, saying he was "sorry Anna's night was spoiled".

He offered her VIP tickets to another show and said she was happy with the offer.

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