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Whether it's hitting the stage for the biggest show of their lives or just worrying about what their mum might think, pop stars are like everyone else and get spooked just the same. We look at ten moments which have caused some of the biggest names in music to stare fear straight in the face.
The duo joined Olly Murs on stage during his performance of 'Heart Skips A Beat' at the ceremony and the boys admitted the quality of talent in the audience left them quaking in the boots. "That's probably the scariest thing we've done," Jordan said after coming off stage. "Just because of the calibre of people in the audience. "We went to the Brit School, so we were in the pit as students, and only two years later we're performing on stage," added Harley.
Ellie went all out with her performance of Vodafone Big Top 40 song 'Burn' on The X Factor recently. However, as calm as she looked on stage, she admitted it was a terrifying experience. "I loved it. It was by far the most scariest thing I've done," she told Capital. "About three seconds before I went to sing, everything sort of clicked and it was fine. When you're so nervous, you go into a strange world." Picture: Rex
It might look like great fun, but Jessie told her millions of followers just how scared she was after completing a walk along the world's largest public suspension bridge. She tweeted: "Possibly the scariest and funniest thing I've ever done #imacelebgetmeouttahere." Picture: Twitter
The Saturdays singer had the fright of her life when her new baby daughter began choking shortly after birth. "I was screaming," she told Hello magazine. "It was the worst moment of my life. There’s this precious little person who you would die for and you just can’t bear to think of anything happening to her." Thankfully, Una, husband Ben Foden and Aoife are as much a happy family as ever and celebrated her first birthday back in March.
There's only one thing that has ever or will ever give Rihanna a fright - and that's her mother. Speaking to Elle magazine this year, she said some of her notoriously rude Instagram pictures got her in big trouble. "'I'm not afraid of any person in this world but my mother. I'm terrified of her," she explained.
The US star's confession came during an interview about her new single 'Unconditionally'. She spoke about the ideas of love and what inspired the track. "Sometimes I remember being scared to be accepted in relationships and I know that everybody else goes through that and, 'Will they love my true self? Will they love all the things that I do when nobody's looking?"
Adele has never been afraid to speak about her stage-fright but reports surfaced shortly before her Oscars performance this year that she was more terrified than ever. She had only made a handful of appearances since undergoing throat surgery and was about to hit the stage for the biggest event of her life. Regardless of the nerves and trepidations - she stole the show and took home the gong for Best Original Song with 'Skyfall'.
Zayn saved his bandmate Harry Styles from a severe injury during a gig in Chicago this year. The One Direction man had a towel over his head when he started walking towards some fire pyrotechnics. Zayn rushed over to guide Harry out of the way and the Bradford boy admitted the incident left him shaken up."‘When Harry nearly walked into pyrotechnics on stage in Chicago, it was a really frightening moment," he said. "‘I'm so glad I spotted him and pulled him out of the way in time!"
It's not something physical that gives Gaga the creeps but more the idea of revisiting painful memories. The singer is always honest with her Little Monsters on Twitter and recently said the moment she had to hand over her single 'Applause' was a traumatic experience. "It’s a scary thing to revisit those things underneath, the pain in your past. but all I found was raw passion. I thought I was destroyed inside. I’m just ready to fight. start the music."
One over zealous fan couldn't contain their excitement when they were front row to watch Beyonce. They ended up grabbing a hold of the singer and pulling her off stage. Beyonce's sister Solange said, "It was really, really scary to me", but praised how well Queen Bey handled the dramatic situation. "At the same time, I have to give her the hugest props for being that accessible but it is scary, especially as a family member seeing that. She let them go."