Robert Plant recently admitted that he used to fake throat problems so he could get out of Led Zeppelin tours to watch his soccer team play.
He is a big soccer fan and has been a lifelong fan of English professional team Wolverhampton Wanderers, he's even an honorary president of the club, which was founded in 1889 and is listed as fifth in terms of total points gathered across all the league divisions it’s played in.
Plant told The New Times in a new interview that “leaving England when my team is doing amazingly well. … In all my years of watching this football team, I’m thinking, ‘Why am I on tour now?’ There were a few times with Led Zeppelin where I mysteriously got a bad throat a few hours before the match, and was able to return to watch them play … and miraculously repair by the next day!”
In 2008 Plant said that he sometimes regarded supporting the Wolves as “masochism." "It's the nearest thing to actually walking under a bus,” he noted. “When we won the League Cup in 1974, it took me three days to get home from Wembley to Worcestershire. I haven't got a clue where I was. I know the Mayor of Wolverhampton received the team in official form, and I remember being there for a minute or two."
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock