Adele: ‘I would have a heart attack if I did a festival’

Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Peter Corkhill
Scenes at Glastonbury Festival 2010 by Peter Corkhill

Adele has told a newspaper that she thinks she'd have a heart attack if she played a festival.

The singer, who is the first living artist to hold two top five hits in the Singles and Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles, told the Daily Record she suffers from stage fright.

“I can’t do them. They make me nervous.” Adele told the paper, “I am crippled by stage fright. It gets worse the more I’ve been doing things.”

She continued: ”I can’t even have a bit of Dutch courage because I do not drink when I am singing. I have to go on and grin and bear it but it disappoints me because I am so nervous that I’m never as good as I like to be for the first two songs.

“I think I would have a heart attack if I did a festival. The thought of that many people coming to see me or nobody coming to see me would make me shit myself.”