But how is the successful pop and rock singer doing today? Chris suffered some serious setbacks. His health set him back again and again...
Today the singer is dependent on countless drugs, as the British newspaper Mirror reports.
What Happened To Chris Rhea?
The now 70-year-old suffers from type 1 diabetes. Although Chris Rea is still on stage at his considerable age, he had to get used to taking things a little more slowly.
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