Ricky Wilson's live TV fears
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 March 2014
'The Voice' coach Ricky Wilson has revealed he was so afraid about appearing on live TV he was given medicine by doctors, but opted against taking it
Ricky Wilson was given medicine to alleviate his fears of live TV.
'The Voice' coach has revealed he was prescribed anti-seasickness tablets because he was so nervous about the BBC One singing competition going live two weeks ago.
He said: "I went to the doctors because I was dizzy and the doctor said, 'You are a bit anxious.' Every time I stood up I thought I was going to fall over."
However, the 36-year-old rocker was too paranoid to take the pills and opted to tough it out despite his pre-show fears.
He added: "I was given tablets which I pretended to take -- I thought they might do something weird."
The 'I Predict a Riot' star has credited showbiz veterans Sir Tom Jones and Kylie Minogue - who are also coaches on 'The Voice' along with will.i.am - with helping him get through the first live show earlier this month.
Ricky said: "They were constantly there. When I was flagging emotionally, Kylie would point out the cameras to give me a steer.
"It took every ounce of strength to get on with it but my fears went as soon as the camera was rolling."
Meanwhile, four more pop star wannabes were axed from 'The Voice' last Saturday (29.03.14), leaving just four singers to battle it out to win the third series this weekend.
Lee Glasson (Team Kylie), Chris Royal (Team Ricky), Bizzi Dixon (Team Tom) and Sophie May (Team will.i.am) were all sent home in the semi-final.
Jamie Johnson, Christina Marie, Sally Barker and Jermain Jackson remain in the competition.