Scottish singer Lulu was left emotionally stunted after starting her music career at the tender age of 12.

The 64-year-old star insists having no education and staying away from her parents at such a young age was too much to handle.

She tells Britain's Saga magazine, "It was both terrifying and exciting... I was singing non stop but when I went to bed I'd cry because I missed my mummy and daddy.

"I literally stopped going to school when I was 13. I wouldn't want my granddaughter to do it at such a young age. I think I am emotionally stunted as a result."