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Live shows terrified me, says Kate Bush

By Sherna Noah

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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