Polly Scattergood would sell kidneys for Bowie gig
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 July 2013
Singer/songwriter Polly Scattergood insists she would sell her kidneys for a ticket to see her idol David Bowie perform live, and admits it would be a dream come true to take to the stage with him one day
Polly Scattergood would sell her kidneys to see David Bowie live.
The singer/songwriter - who is supporting Goldfrapp for the Summer Series at London's Somerset House on Saturday night (20.07.13) - says it would be a dream come true to see the 66-year-old star live in concert and she would be even more overjoyed if she could perform alongside him one day.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "The absolutely dream to collaborate with would be Bowie. I heard a few rumours he was going to go out and play at Glastonbury. I would literally sell my kidneys to go and see him."
While Polly is keen to collaborate with Bowie, she gets "terrified" shortly before she is due to play to a crowd but as soon as she takes to the stage she feels like she is taking the "best drug in the world".
She added: "People are often surprised when I say I've got stage fright. They maybe don't expect it.
"I've had hypnotherapy for it and that helps quite a lot. The more I've spoken to other artists who get nervous the more I know I have to embrace.
"I'm terrified before I get on stage but the second I get on stage is the most addictive feeling, it's like the best drug in the world which takes over all your senses.
"As soon as I'm off stage I just want to do it all over again. So it's a really weird love/hate thing. I could never not do it. It's like I'm born to do it."
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