British singer Cheryl Cole, who was voted the world's sexiest woman by FHM magazine last week, is "petrified" of going onstage.
The Girls Aloud singer reportedly feels she is not as talented as her band mates and is scared of being shown up on their new tour, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The 25-year-old got so panicky on the opening night of the tour at Manchester's Men Arena Friday that band mates Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts had to make her sit and give her an "emergency pep talk", minutes before they were due on stage.
"In rehearsals Cheryl was downbeat and quiet. Everyone was really worried," said a source close to the band.
"She's got a lot going on in her personal life and I think she's finding it tough being the nation's sweetheart and dealing with all the attention that comes with that," added the source.