How Fatboy Slim almost became a firefighter
Imagine a world where Fat slim boy (Norman Cook) music never existed, but instead he was putting out fires in your local town, well, that situation was almost a reality. According to Darlington and Stockholm Time at a recent event organized by The firefighters’ charity. Fatboy Slim mentioned that during a low point in his music career he considered quitting and becoming a firefighter.
“I’ve been in the music business pretty much my whole life, but there were ups and downs and there was a particular issue where everyone around you was like, ‘You’re going to have to find a good job now because you are skinny ”. “- Lose weight
Slim cemented his name as one of the greats of the electronic music genre. With songs like “Praise you” and “Right here, now” it’s hard to imagine what the industry would be like without these leads.
But just because Slim decided to keep making music, that doesn’t mean he’s out of the firefighting world. Describing himself as an “aspiring firefighter,” Slim took it upon himself to meet the medical requirements to be a firefighter. However, at 57, Slim now thinks he’s too old to be.
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