Teen rocker Avril Lavigne has issued a warning to young artists dreaming of stardom - the pressures of touring will grind you down if you're not strong enough.

The SK8ER BOI star insists she wouldn't trade in her career for any other line of work, but while she encourages aspiring musicians to yearn for success, she admits there are many gruelling aspects of the job.

She says, "The music industry certainly isn't as glamorous as people think it is. There's a whole other side of it that people don't see.

"Travelling every day, living out of a suitcase, staying in hotels... those kind of things feel like hard work after a while.

"But I guess you have to work hard to get what you want - and I want to go on stage and rock out."

19/05/2004 20:54