Celebrityhood is cringe-worthy: Bryan Adams

Updated: Mar 23, 2011, 09:03 AM IST

Los Angeles: Rocker Bryan Adams considers the word `celebrity` cringe-worthy and says he keeps his sanity intact by laughing at himself.

The `Summer of 69` hitmaker, who shot to global fame when he was just 27, says he never wanted to be in the limelight but wanted to be a working musician, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"I didn`t understand what that (fame) meant because I really wanted to be a working musician. The craft was everything to me. To be a celebrity ? I couldn`t think of anything more cringe-worthy.”

"I had difficulty with it and used to argue with my manager all the time about some of these press things that would come up. I would shun the limelight completely and didn`t really want to be out there. Laughing at it is key; if you can laugh at yourself, you never cease to be amused," said Adams.

The 51-year-old rocker, who is all set to become a father with his personal assistant, was recently honoured with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but not many know that he signed his first deal for just USD 1 but Adams says at that time all he wanted was to be able to create music and success followed automatically.

The rocker, who recently toured India and Nepal, wants the music community to come together to help Japan deal with the tsunami crisis.

"It would be great if the rock community got together for Japan because Japan has given so much to all the rockers over the years," he said.