Annie Lennox has botched TV performance after saying she doesn't get stage fright
Annie Lennox experienced technical difficulties during a recent performance on the ABC daytime talk show "Live With Regis and Kelly", after she said on the program she no longer suffers from stage fright.
The veteran Scottish singer, who turns 56 on Christmas Day on December 25, had begun singing her new song, "The Holly and the Ivy," and her band started playing, after which she asked: "Can we stop? Can we stop? Sorry. Stop. Sorry guys."
She then spoke briefly with the guitarist and the band began playing again. She then continued her performance. The cause of the interruption was unclear.
Lenox recently performed at the "Christmas in Washington". Mariah Carey also sang at the event (see photos). "Live With Regis and Kelly" host Kelly Ripa asked Lenox if she gets nervous when she performs on stage, to which the singer said: "Not anymore".
"I used to get really, badly nervous, but I've been through so many things now," Lennox said. "There's no point. I think there comes a point, as a performer, when you have to get over your stage fright and you have to really enjoy the moment."
Lennox was part of the British pop duo the Eurythmics, which was most popular in the 1980s and spurred the hit song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)". She is currently promoting her fifth studio solo album, "A Christmas Cornucopia", which was released in mid-November.
British singer and YouTube star Susan Boyle had her own botched performance earlier this month when she performed "O Holy Night" on the ABC daytime talk show "The View". She was unable to hit the high notes and stopped singing, citing a "frog" in her throat.