Ringo Starr has spoken out on how he deals with stage fright and revealed his pre-show ritual.
The Beatles may have broken up almost 50 years ago, but Ringo has been keeping himself busy with his solo career ever since. In fact, it’s now been 30 years since he started touring with his supergroup, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. And Ringo may be about to turn 79-years-old, but the former Beatle still gets struck by bouts of stage fright. Speaking with NBC News’ TODAY, Ringo revealed how he deals with it.
Speaking with Al Roker, Ringo said: “I do [still get stage fright].
“Seconds before I go on, I want to go to bed. I wanna go anyway bar there.
“And then I run on. Once I’ve run on, I grab the mic and I’m fine.”
Ringo continued: “I do one ritual while I’m touring.
“That is an hour and half every night before I go on stage.
“I have a baked potato, some vegetables and a vegetable drink. And that keeps me settled.”