THE SIMPLE LIFE star Nicole Richie had a nerve-wracking experience this morning (02FEB04) when she gave her first ever live musical performance on TV.

Richie, daughter of soul veteran Lionel Richie, has plans to release an album in the coming months, and she decided to unveil her piano-playing talents on American chat show The View.

She admitted, "I've never played piano on television before and I'm really nervous."

Nervous Richie hit a wrong key as she played, but started her performance again after co-host STAR JONES shouted, "Pretend you're naked!"

Richie ended her brief performance by playing a song composed by her father, which won a rapturous applause from the audience.

02/02/2005 21:17