London: Singer Nicola Roberts says she was extremely nervous about performing solo for the first time on stage.
The singer admits she was terrified when she first went on stage, without her Girls Aloud band mates, to showcase her own work. But she was grateful for the support of the "amazing" crowd, reports contactmusic.com.
"I was sick with nerves when I first had to go on stage on my own. I felt scared and I didn`t like it. I`d gone from being in a studio solidly for a year and feeling so comfortable and so confident, to having to do the other half of putting a record out, fronting it," she told Top of the Pops magazine.
"The first thing I did was sing to 10,000 people who didn`t know my music. The crowd were amazing, but I felt like a beginner again," she added.
Roberts also admitted she has had moments of getting emotional when penning her solo material.
"The last time my job made me cry was just the other day. I was singing a song I wrote called `Sticks and Stones` and it`s quite sad. I`m hardened to criticism - that usually doesn`t hurt me, but when something is sad, I`m emotional about it," she said.