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Sir Paul McCartney's pre-GRAMMY nerves

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Sir Paul McCartney's pre-GRAMMY nerves

Sir Paul McCartney was "nervous as hell" before playing at the GRAMMYs.

The legendary Beatles star may have been performing for over half a century but it didn't stop him getting a bit anxious before he took to the stage with Kanye West and Rihanna to perform their track 'FourFiveSeconds' at the ceremony.

He said: "Before I knew it we were playing at the GRAMMYs with [Kanye] and Rihanna and I was nervous as hell."

The 72-year-old star went on to admit he feels a lot more at home on stage when he performs to fans because he feels as though he's with friends.

When asked if he still gets nervous, he added to the Liverpool Echo newspaper: "Yeah, a little bit. Not as much as I used to, but it's still there. Less so when it's 'our crowd' as we call it. If it's our fans and they have come to see our show I feel more like I'm with friends.

"But when it's an awards thing or a charity show you feel you have to win them over a bit more. I'm lucky, when I go on in front of our fans they are into it right from the start, but when it's not our crowd I do feel a bit nervous before I go on."