Mark Feehily has opened up to fans about his health, after missing out on Westlife’s current tour.
The band are currently in the midst of their massively successful Wild Dreams tour, which has seen them travelling the globe, from Ireland to Indonesia.
But before the band embarked on this leg of their tour, Mark has revealed he will not be joining his bandmates for the five concerts scheduled for this summer, following medical advice as he need to undergo surgery. But while the Sligo native can’t join Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan and Kian Egan, he is still sharing his support on social media.
After Westlife landed in Mexico for the Wild Dreams concerts there, Mark took to social media to wish them well and give fans an update on his health. Sharing a video of the first time the band performed in Mexica, he wrote: “Last time us Westlife boys were in Mexico! I remember the excitement!”
Continuing on, Mark offered some insights into how his recovery was going, writing: “So sorry I can’t make it I am getting better every day.”
“Right now I’m at the singing Defying Gravity in my kitchen to my daughter phase of recovery so I’m definitely moving in the right direction!” he joked.
Mark is scheduled to return to the tour at the end of July, only missing out on their performances in Denmark, Sweden, Mexico, Cardiff and Henley.
Sharing the news with fans on Instagram last month, Mark apologised to fans and explained the situation.
Writing: “This summer, our Wild Dreams tour continues and we are so blessed for the huge love and support we receive from our fans worldwide. We have five shows taking place this summer from May-July and it is with deep regret that I will not be able to join Shane, Kian and Nicky on stage for those shows.
“This week I have to undergo a little bit of surgery. There is nothing to worry about I promise, but under doctor’s orders this surgery needs to happen sooner rather than later and will also require some recovery time throughout the summer.
“To all our amazing fans in Denmark, Sweden, Mexico, Cardiff and Henley, I want you to know that I was very excited to see you all and perform but this is something that can’t be avoided and I know that you will all still have the time of your lives at what will be some amazing shows!
“I’ll be there with you all in spirit and very much look forward to getting back on stage with the lads very soon! Much love to you all and keep in touch – I’ll still be around to say hi,” he wrote.