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Nelly didn’t want celeb’s life

Singer Nelly Furtado says she never yearned for a celebrity’s life, but tasted the pressures that came with fame just after the release of her first single.

entertainment Updated: Oct 02, 2012 18:51 IST
IANS

Singer Nelly Furtado says she never yearned for a celebrity’s life, but tasted the pressures that came with fame just after the release of her first single.

The 33-year-old, whose debut single came out in 2000, admits she felt pressure to succeed in the showbiz world. “I never wanted to be a celebrity. I was completely aware that when my first single went crazy this was my big opportunity,” said Furtado.

“I was a 21-year-old child who’d come from nothing and I was in this very fast, crazy world. I was like, ‘Okay, what happens now?'’And there was a sense of, ‘Am I going to do something different with my life? What am I going to do?’.” Furtado took a self-imposed six-year hiatus in 2006 after getting “burnt out”, but last year she got her “life energy” back after helping a four-year-old girl, who had been adopted, into education during a visit to Kenya.

First Published: Oct 01, 2012 17:44 IST