The Voice 2014 judges: Ricky Wilson gets pills to help his nerves!

Ricky Wilson (The Voice 2014)

Ricky Wilson has revealed that he was prescribed medication to cope with his nerves on The Voice UK.

He may be the frontman of one of the UK's biggest rock bands but it seems the thought of just sitting on a chair live on telly worried poor Ricky.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper today, Ricky explained that doctors had given him anti-seasickness pills to deal with his nervousness ahead of this month's first live show.

“I went to the doctors because I was dizzy and the doctor said, ‘You are a bit anxious’," he told the tabloid. “Every time I stood up I thought I was going to fall over.”

But talking ahead of the live final this Saturday, Ricky admitted he 'faked' taking the medication over more fears that it would just make things worse.

“I was given tablets which I pretended to take — I thought they might do something weird," he said. “It took every ounce of strength to get on with it but my fears went as soon as the camera was rolling.”

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman went on to also thank his rival coaches for their support, saying: “They were constantly there. When I was flagging emotionally, Kylie would point out the cameras to give me a steer.”

Ricky added: “If I didn’t get nervous it would mean I didn’t care.”

The four remaining acts in the competition will be performing in the live finals on BBC One at 7pm on Saturday 5 April.

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