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Live shows terrified me, says Kate Bush

By Sherna Noah

Published 11/11/2016

Kate Bush at one of her acclaimed live shows in London in 2014
Kate Bush at one of her acclaimed live shows in London in 2014

Singer Kate Bush has said she was "terrified" about returning to the stage for her comeback gigs - and that she hopes to write new music again.

The 58-year-old returned to the stage in 2014 after more than three decades, thrilling fans and critics alike.

In an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music, the Wuthering Heights singer said of the live shows: "I was terrified. The idea of putting the show together was something that I found really interesting and really exciting to be able to put a visual theatrical piece together, but to actually step into it was something that I had to really work hard on because I was terrified of doing live work as a performer again."

She told 6 Music host Matt Everitt: "I was really nervous every night as a performer, but once we started running the show I had to be absolutely in that moment. But I was so terrified that if my mind wandered off, then when I came back I wouldn't remember where I was. So I had to really fix myself so that I would remember where I was in the song."

Bush said in the hour-long interview - which will be broadcast in full from 1pm on Sunday, November 20 - that she has not made up her mind about more live shows.

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