The Beatles' drummer, Ringo Starr, revealed he has huge stage fright problems and that he suffered because of that for the 40 years of his career!

"I have actually puked before I went on as all my nerves come to the fore. It is part of what I am and it happens before every show. There have been times that I just wanted to go back to bed as I just get so nervous. Every night I just hope that tonight is the night when I am going to feel like Frank Sinatra. I hope, 'You are just going to stroll on', but I haven't made it yet - I always run," Ringo told the Mirror.

The music legend honestly expressed that he always felt like running away three seconds before he went on stage.

"That's why I always run on to it. I would love to coolly stroll on stage but I cannot," he explained. The musician also said that he was completely happy with the fact that some children do not recognise him.

In an interesting turn of events, Ringo also said that when he was with McCartney, Lennon and Harrison, as well as Bob Dylan, after a US gig in the mid-60s, he had smoked marijuana. He also claimed that he was the first Beatle to smoke the substance.

"I went first. The drummers always go first. That's how it was. We didn't draw lots or anything like that. We got high and laughed our asses off," Ringo explained.

Ringo is promoting his 17th solo LP, called "Ringo 2012". He will also embark on a summer tour this year with his All-Starr band.

Meanwhile there is more good news for Beatles fans.

Back in 2009, Ringo and McCartney performed together for a benefit concert in April, named "Change Within Benefits". In a recent report, revealed that the concert, which took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York, would air on the city's THIRTEEN public television station this month.

Specifically, the concert will air on Sunday, 29 April at 10.30 pm. Click here for more information.