Roger Daltrey - Roger Daltrey: 'I Was A Miserable Tourmate'
The Who star Roger Daltrey has confessed he's no fun to be around on tour - because he often thinks his performances are terrible.
In a recent interview with Intelligent Life magazine, his bandmate Pete Townshend revealed Daltrey was "miserable as sin" on The Who's last tour, adding, "He seems to be so unhappy, he seems to be so unfulfilled."
And Daltrey is refusing to dispute his pal's overview, admitting he lets the stresses and strains of mammoth tours get to him.
The singer tells Rolling Stone, "I felt the pressure. I was having terrible trouble hearing what I was singing and it did get to me. In fact, I've been suffering for quite a few of the previous tours. I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalised with serious problems."
But he insists future tours will be better: "I'm working with a completely new sound system. For the last year I've been able to hear myself onstage, and singing is so much easier. I don't over-sing anymore, which I used to suffer from terribly because I couldn't hear myself."