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The phobias of some of the most famous singers: from sea urchins to owls

The definition of a phobia indicates an irrational and persistent fear and revulsion of certain situations, objects, activities, animals or people that can, in severe cases limit the autonomy of the sufferer.

Even the most famous singers are affected by some phobias, more or less peculiar, from the classic fear of flying to the unusual fear of owls: in fact, phobias are often related to traumatic events and can appear strange in the eyes of the sufferer.

Here are the fears that some of the most famous singers have admitted having.

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The phobias suffered by some of the most famous singers
The definition of a phobia indicates an irrational and persistent fear and revulsion of certain situations, objects, activities, animals or people that can, in severe cases, limit the autonomy of the sufferer. Even the most famous singers are affected by some phobias, more or less peculiar, from the classic fear of flying to the unusual fear of owls: phobias are often linked to traumatic events and can appear strange in the eyes of the sufferer. Here are the fears that some of the most famous singers have admitted having.
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Justin Timberlake: fear of spiders
Arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, is one of the most widespread phobias in the world. Among the people who cannot stand the sight of a spider is Justin Timberlake, but that is not enough: the singer revealed that he does not particularly like snakes and sharks either.
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Freddie Mercury: fear of spiders
Freddie Mercury was also afraid of spiders, and when he noticed one, he would ask other people to catch it and take it away, but specifically asked them not to kill it.
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Ozzy Osbourne: fear of rats
One of the most common fears in the world is that of rats, a phobia from which "The Prince of Darkness" also suffers. Ozzy Osbourne said he is terrified of rats because of the many diseases they can transmit to humans.
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Taylor Swift: fear of sea urchins
During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift revealed that she is afraid of sea urchins. "Imagine you're in the Caribbean Sea, you think about how beautiful the water is, and then maybe you step on an urchin. You have to immediately run to the emergency room. You risk losing a foot, a leg, a hand or whatever," the singer said, showing how scared she is of urchins.
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Matthew Bellamy: fear of aliens
The Muse frontman revealed that he feels dread at the idea of being abducted by an extraterrestrial creature, but that's not enough: in fact, Matthew Bellamy admitted that what scares him even more is the idea that an alien could force him to give birth to a hybrid being!
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Eminem: fear of owls
Many people suffer from ornithophobia. Eminem said he is afraid of one species in particular, namely owls. "I have serious problems with them," once stated the rapper.
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Adele: fear of seagulls
In this case, the fear of Adele stems from a childhood trauma. In fact, the singer stated that when she was nine years old, while walking on the beach with an ice cream, she was attacked by a seagull that launched itself at her to snatch the ice cream. Adele revealed that she has a scar on her neck caused by the beak of that seagull.
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Alice Cooper: fear of needles
"They can put my head in the guillotine, they can put a snake around my neck, but getting blood tests is out of the question. I haven't been able to do them for about 30-40 years": stating this was Alice Cooper regarding his fear of needles and needle sticks.
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Madonna: fear of thunderstorms
Again, we are talking about a phobia common to many people. Madonna is frightened of thunderstorms, especially lightning and the thunderous sound of thunder.
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Michael Jackson: fear of large dogs
Michael Jackson 's father owned very large and, it seems, quite aggressive dogs: that is why the King of Pop did not feel particularly comfortable around large dogs.
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Aretha Franklin: fear of flying
Many people are terrified of getting on a plane and facing a flight: Aretha Franklin was among them. This fear was so great that it often affected her life and career: performances outside the United States, for example in Europe, were very rare precisely because the Queen of Soul hated travelling by plane.
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David Bowie: fear of flying
Like Aretha Franklin, David Bowie also hated taking airplanes. This phobia arose because of a premonitory dream in which Bowie saw himself die in a plane crash.
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Britney Spears: fear of reptiles
In one of her most famous performances, Britney Spears performed with a giant albino python around her neck. Despite this, the singer said that she is terrified of reptiles: Britney is very afraid of one species in particular, namely the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). More than of all reptiles, the popstar is therefore scared of large lizards.
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Thom Yorke: fear of cars
The phobia of the Radiohead frontman is related to a traumatic event, namely a terrible car accident involving him and his family. Since that time, Thom Yorke has always feared cars and has also spoken about this trauma in a number of songs.
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Katy Perry: fear of the dark
Fear of the dark is one of the most common phobias in children, but some people drag that fear into adulthood as well. Such is the case with Katy Perry, who does not like to be in total darkness: "I think that a lot of bad things happen in the dark," said popstar during an interview.
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