Gwen Stefani couldn`t write after babies

Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 14:11 PM IST

London: Singer Gwen Stefani admits she was unable to write new music after giving birth to her second son because she felt unhappy with her body.

The 41-year-old gave birth to her second son Zuma in August 2008.

"I hadn`t planned on doing a tour; I`d had Zuma, I felt so gross - I got so big and felt so out of touch and not cool. I was trying to write this cool record and nothing came out," a website quoted her as saying.

"I felt so bad because you`ve got this whole band waiting, but I couldn`t write. So we said, `Let`s go on tour`," she added.

Stefani, who has another son Kingston, 4, with her husband Gavin Rossdale, found going back on stage tough.

"We had no new single, we hadn`t been on stage together for, like, five years and every night I`d get teary-eyed because of those old songs. I`m up on stage and I`m singing songs about relationships I`ve had and I`m looking over and my kids are watching me. It`s very surreal," she said.