Wakeman Feared He Was Poisoned
YES star RICK WAKEMAN feared for his life after finding out he has twice flown on the same jet as a fatally poisoned spy.
The rocker was terrified after Foreign Office bosses informed his son Adam that the travelling pair had boarded the same planes as Russian secret agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after he was poisoned with radioactive chemical polonium-210.
Wakeman recalls, "Adam called me and said, 'Have you seen the news about this Russian spy who's been murdered that they found in London and discovered was radioactive?
"'Have you had your call from the Foreign Office? The man said Litvinenko flew London to Moscow and Moscow to London and they are now trying to locate the people who were on those flights.
"'Do you remember what row we were in?' I said, 'Yeah, row 23.' Adam replied, 'Well, he was in 24. Are you glowing, Dad?'
"We're the only family with a double whammy as we were on the return flight as well."