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Ringo Starr would love to saunter onto the stage 'like Frank Sinatra'

Ringo Starr would love to saunter onto the stage 'like Frank Sinatra'

Ringo Starr would love to saunter onto the stage 'like Frank Sinatra'

Ringo Starr has confessed he is still plagued by pre-show jitters after half a century in the public eye.

The Beatles drummer, 71, told Billboard magazine: "I have actually puked before I went on as all my nerves come to the fore. It is part of what I am and it happens before every show.

"There have been times that I just wanted to go back to bed as I just get so nervous."

The Yellow Submarine star - real name Richard Starkey - admitted: "Every night I just hope that tonight is the night when I am going to feel like Frank Sinatra.

"I hope, 'You are just going to stroll on', but I haven't made it yet - I always run."

Ringo is currently promoting Ringo 2012 - his 17th solo studio album - and will embark on a tour this summer with the All-Starr band.

PA Media