Max George caught fire on stage during a show.

The Wanted singer was performing a concert with the group - Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes - at the Prophet Bar in Dallas, Texas , on Thursday night (31.01.13) when his velvet jacket caught alight after they walked through a wall of pyrotechnics.

Max, 24, recalled to The Mirror newspaper: ''We came through these big flames and just before I started singing I noticed these techie guys waving their hands.

''I looked down and my arm was on fire.''

Although Max, 24, managed to put out the flames before it spread across his entire body, it didn't stop the hunk from feeling ''scared'' by the feeling.

He said: ''It was scary, my arm was on fire. Luckily there was no damage but it could have been a disaster.''

A similar incident happened to the late pop legend Michael Jackson, who suffered severe burns to his scalp after filming an advert for soft drink giant Pepsi in 1984 - an experience which is said to have ''changed his life'' and eventually led to his problems with prescription medication and obsession with cosmetic surgery.

Max has recently been linked to troubled 'Mean Girls' star Lindsay Lohan, who has fuelling rumours by uploading images of the pair together to her Instagram account.