- 29 Nov 22
Mark Feehily was forced to pull out of Westlife’s concerts in Newcastle as a result of illness.
Mark Feehily has given fans a health update after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
The Westlife star said that he made it to the hospital “very quickly” and has been receiving antibiotics for his condition after pulling out of the band's Newcastle gigs.
The Sligo native confirmed he will be out of action for another little while on doctor's orders, but will return to the stage as soon as he can.
“Hey to all the fans, Mark here!" he wrote on social media. "Firstly, I’d like to say a sincere thank you to everybody for sending their love and get well soon messages - it means so much.
“I really was gutted to miss the weekend shows in Newcastle but I started to feel quite unwell on Friday and the doctors have confirmed that it’s a bout of pneumonia.”
The 42-year-old added: “I know it’s scary when you first hear the word ‘pneumonia’ but thankfully I got to the doctor and hospital very quickly and got on the antibiotics as soon as possible, so everything is currently under control.
“I have been informed that the quickest way to recovery is to rest and continue the antibiotics. I’m feeling a bit better everyday. The nurses and doctors are taking amazing care of me so it should all be over in no time.”
His illness means that Feehily will miss more Westlife dates in the coming days and weeks.
“This does however mean missing more gigs which is horrible but I’ll be back on stage as soon as I get the all clear.
“Until then, Nicky, Shane and Kian will continue to fly the Westlife flag for all of us. Please scream even louder than usual for those three legends in my absence!
“Sending love to you all, I hope to see you back on the road very very soon! Mark xx”.