Rocker Ronnie Wood says TV singing competitions could be seriously damaging to contestants.
The Rolling Stone guitarist was appearing at the Cheltenham Literature Festival when he was asked about reality shows including ITV’s “The X Factor” and BBC One’s “The Voice”, and their impact on aspiring young musicians, reported Digital Spy.
“I think it’s a bit of a stiff thing to ask a brand-new artist. I mean, apart from being nervous and playing in front of a panel, they play in front of millions and millions of people.”
Speaking about the hopefuls taking part, he added: “It’s bad for their ego if they don’t make it, or if they make a mistake, I mean it’s magnified so much more.
“I’m amazed more people don’t commit suicide, do you know what I mean?”
The 68-year-old musician performed alongside One Direction during last year’s “X Factor” final in December.