U2 frontman Bono gave Jake Shears advice on being a rock star and told him it was important for him to stay grounded.
Jake said: ''He did! He came to see us play New York's Museum of Modern Art. There was this art installation, a completely white room with no ceiling so you saw blue sky above you, and my mom, boyfriend and some friends were there.
''Bono gave me the speech about not losing your way, keeping focused and staying grounded. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life!''
The 'Laura' hitmaker said he only realised just how famous he really is when he heard his entourage was protecting him from a violent stalker.
Jake revealed to Time Out magazine: ''I travel with my trainer, and he'd fuck anyone up if they laid a finger on me. There was a weird moment when we were playing The 02 and I had three bodyguards sleeping on either side of my hotel room. I was like, 'Wow, I guess I'm really famous!'
''Afterwards I found out someone had been sending letters saying that they were going to shoot me.''
However, Jake is no diva and says he hasn't let the band's success go to his head and would never spend money on lavish gadgets like a helicopter.
The singer added: '' If I had that kind of money, I'd hire 100 go-go dancers. Or throw a house party: get a smoke machine, some lasers, a decent DJ and have a good time!''