Paul Stanley, the guitarist for ’70’s-era band KISS, told AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather that he was drawn to the limelight because of insecurities related to a microtia he was born with, according to an article appearing on 

Stanley—who was also born with left-side deafness—is quoted in the article as telling Rather that fame was, “a way to push it in people’s faces and say, ‘You see, you should have been nice to me!’” A microtia, according to the CDC, is a birth defect in which the ear keeps its normal shape, but is smaller than usual. The most severe case, when all external ear structures are missing, is known as anotia.

KISS began its three-year farewell tour, “KISS End of the Road World Tour,” earlier this year, according to CNN. 

The interview is scheduled to air April 23.

To read the article in its entirety, please click here for the CNN website.

Source: CNN, CDC

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