Mark Feehily has been forced to pull out of upcoming Westlife performances due to pneumonia.
The 42-year-old singer has already missed the band’s performances in Newcastle on Friday (25.11.22) and Saturday (26.11.22), and regrets missing any more concerts on their ‘Wild Dreams’ jaunt – but he is under doctor’s orders to rest.
Mark said: “First of all I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone for sending their messages of recovery and getting well – it means so much. I was really sorry to miss the weekend shows in Newcastle but I started feeling quite unwell on Friday and doctors have confirmed that it is pneumonia.”
Mark, who sings the highest notes of his bandmates – Shane Filan, 43, Nicky Byrne, 44, and Kian Egan, 42 – vowed to return to the stage “as soon as” he gets “all clear”.
He continued: “I have been told that the quickest way to recover is to rest and continue the antibiotics. I feel a little better every day. The nurses and bikers are taking great care of me so it should all be within the should be over soon.” time.
“However, this means that I miss more performances, which is terrible, but I will be back on stage as soon as everything is clear.”
Mark signed off the post: “Until then, Nicky, Shane and Kian will continue to fly the Westlife banner high for all of us. Please shout louder than usual for those three legends in my absence! I hope you all receive love to see you back on the road soon!”
The Irish group hasn’t been having much luck lately, as bandmate Nicky fell backstage at their show in Glasgow last week.
He told fans on Instagram: “So last night I had a little mishap on stage in Glasgow where I didn’t realize the mechanical staircase opened up behind me.
“A crazy moment that could have been a lot worse, but I’m totally fine, a little bit battered and bruised, but okay! I’ll see you there again tonight. The show must go on. Thanks for all your good wishes. #ReallyFlyingWithoutWings.”
The ‘What About Now’ hitmakers then play against Liverpool on November 30.
The tour currently concludes with two nights in Belfast on December 15th and 16th.