Going solo has helped The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers kick the crippling stagefright that has plagued his music career.
The singer admits he has always struggled to perform live, and is only starting to become comfortable onstage since he reinvented himself as a solo artist.
Flowers, who is currently touring to promote album Flamingo, says, "I mean, (it's hard for me) to just walk on stage.
"It's something that I didn't feel comfortable doing in the beginning, and I'm just starting to feel like I belong there and I don't want to lose that."
The star has also blasted the rumours he went solo to grab a bigger slice of the limelight, insisting his ego had nothing to do with the decision - and that his Killers bandmates encouraged him.
Flowers adds, "There's a lot of confusion. People think I'm an egomaniac. They don't realize the band are (sic) actually really happy that I did this."