Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno jailed for falsely claiming benefits

According to the Daily Mail , former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno (real name: Paul Andrews ) was jailed today after he falsely collected U.K. government benefits by claiming he suffered nerve damage to his back that prevented him from working.

Andrews was caught when Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) investigators spotted a YouTube video of him jumping around on stage during a live show in 2006.

The footage, from his own website and video sharing site YouTube, showed Andrews energetically leaping around.

He admitted the eight counts of benefit fraud at Salisbury Crown Court on February 11.