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La Roux thought her career would end because of panic attacks

La Roux's Elly Jackson has admitted that she thought her career was going to end because panic attacks meant she couldn't sometimes perform live.

The singer told the Observer that in the early stages of her career she often suffered from debilitating nerves.

This meant that she sometimes couldn't sing vocals on stage and the Brit often expected her career to end as a result.

Jackson said: "I felt a loss of control... and I'm a massive control freak.

"I thought my career was over. Everyone said it wasn't that noticeable, but I don't understand how it can not have been noticeable when no sound was coming out. I got tested for lung cancer, throat cancer. You name it, I tried it. And I was shocked there didn't seem to be any support system for a singer on a major label who had this problem. Nobody seemed to know what to do."

La Roux's new album 'Trouble in Paradise' meanwhile is due to be released on July 7.

Watch La Roux perform live below: