Dido hypnotised to cure stage fright

Dido underwent hypnotherapy treatment to banish the crippling nerves she suffered before every performance

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Singer Dido

Dido had hypnotherapy to cure her stage fright.

The 41-year-old singer underwent treatment to combat her nerves and was pleased it was successful as her anxiety was affecting her performances.

She said: "I went to hypnotherapy for stage fright years ago and it completely worked.

"I always get nervous, but it was getting to the point where it would mess with my singing.

"My mum said that if you stop getting nervous you stop caring but there's nerves and there's complete meltdown."

The 'Thank You' singer - who has 19-month-old son Stanley with husband Rohan Gavin - also admitted she enjoyed turning 40 - until she suffered a nasty fall from a treadmill that left her scarred.

She said: "I loved turning 40, other than falling off the treadmill while trying to get fit on my birthday on Christmas Day. That threw me out for a bit.

"More than a year later, I still have scrapes on my legs.

"It was so sort of Laurel and Hardy I was crying and laughing at the same time. I'd walked across the treadmill by mistake forgetting it was on and just went flying. That was m welcome to my forties."

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