Large crowd gives Katy jitters

Updated: Nov 17, 2010, 09:31 AM IST

London: Singer Katy Perry says she still gets unnerved about performing in front of a large crowd and admits she often feels sick before going on stage.

The 25-year-old star says her stage fright was the reason behind a tearful breakdown at the Radio 1 Teen Awards here over the weekend, reports

"I was emotional before I sang `Firework`. I got chills and butterflies - it`s a huge adrenaline rush. All the hairs stick up on my body and sometimes I don`t even have to sing because the crowds sing it louder," said Perry.

"I still feel nervous performing to crowds. It`s not that I don`t feel ready but I worry that they`ll rush the stage as they`re all screaming my name or I feel like a wanna yack," she added.

Perry, who recently married British comedian Russell Brand, had previously admitted to being self-conscious.

"Even the most confident people still have their moments of insecurity. And even though I may come across as loud and bubbly and brimming with confidence, I can be a shy girl too."