Published November 18, 2011
A British rock music fan stabbed himself to death after a night out watching U.S. band Them Crooked Vultures left him with severe tinnitus, a coroner's investigation reported.
Robert McIndoe, 52, was unable to sleep for three months after seeing the band – made up of former band members from Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age – at the Brixton Academy, south London.
His psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Stinson, said, "He accepted death as a side-effect of stopping the noise," the Daily Mirror reported Friday.
The inquest heard he tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose at his home in south London in the same month that he fatally stabbed himself.
McIndoe's wife Shirley said, "He just wanted not to be suffering."
Tinnitus is characterized by a constant ringing in the ears, with the noise coming from inside the body rather than an outside source.
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