December 06, 2016  

will.i.am Carries Olympics Torch While Tweeting From His Phone

May 22, 2012 (7:57 am) GMT
The Black Eyed Peas star keeps his Twitter followers updated by posting regular tweets while running to the town center and carrying the flame.

was multitasking when taking part in Olympics torch relay, prior to the games that will kick off July 27 to August 12. The member was occupied by his cellphone while jogging and carrying the flame to Somerset town center in Taunton, London.

The BEP star, who wore a white track suit, received the flame from tae kwon do instructor Chloe Lock. Holding it in his left hand, he clutched the cellphone on his right hand and used it to send tweets to his followers. At some points, he was seen waving to the cheering crowd.

"1nce in a life time experience. Its my turn for the #runningthetorch. Crazy energy in the uk," he wrote in a series of tweets. "Its nuts here in taurton...so much excitement...#runningthetorch. A great memory in the town of tauton today. i loved tauton...great people."

will later passed the flame to the next runner, biathlete Emma Fowler. "I just saw everyone coming out, excited that the running of the torch was here in their neighbourhood, in their city and pride for the city," he gushed about the crowd gathering on the street.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'The Voice' Semifinals Recap: The Top 8 Vying for Spots in the Final 4
  2. Drake's 'Views' Gets Quadruple-Platinum Certification
  3. Jimmy Kimmel Selected to Host 2017 Academy Awards
  4. Back on? Ryan Seacrest Spotted on Romantic Bike Ride With Ex Shayna Taylor in Venice
  5. Swoon Alert! Michelle Williams and James Van Der Beek Have 'Dawson's Creek' Mini Reunion
  6. Taylor Lautner Caught Making Out With His 'Scream Queens' Co-Star Billie Lourd
  7. Liam Payne's Facebook Is Hacked With Porn Images of Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry
  8. Optimus Prime Wants to Kill Bumblebee in 'Transformers: The Last Knight' First Teaser Trailer