MIKE SKINNER refuses to go on a fairground ride ever again after nearly falling to his death from a pirate ship attraction in Australia. The Streets frontman is Down Under performing at the touring Big Day Out festival, and decided to get some thrills on the daredevil ride - but he didn't take enough care with the safety bar. He says, "I swear I almost died. We were on a pirate ship-style thing and as the bar came down into my lap, I stopped it going too far to avoid it hurting. "When we swung upside down, I started slipping out of my seat. I was hundreds of feet up in the air, like in an action film. "I'm never going on a fair ride again."