Westlife are back on tour, hitting the UK, following their sold out shows here. But Shane Filan isn’t letting the tour interrupt his family time.
The band was performing last night in Scarborough, but it was also Shane’s daughter, Nicole’s 17th birthday. So the Sligo man decided to combine the two and honour Nicole’s birthday during the gig.
Asking the packed stadium to sing Happy Birthday for his daughter. Saying: “It’s my daughter’s 17th birthday and I’d like to send her a little message from Scarborough just to show how much we all love her.
“I’d like you to sing her happy birthday with me”.
Of course the crowd agreed, and serenaded the birthday girl along with her dad, who was singing on stage.
Afterwards he thanked the audience for helping him honour Nicole’s 17th.
Telling the crowd: “That’s the best birthday present I could give her so thank you very much.”
The proud dad also posted a sweet tribute to Nicole on Instagram, sharing a picture of them together.
He captioned the post: “Happy 17th Birthday to my Princess Nicole.. your such a beautiful person & even better daughter .. Im so proud of you & love you so much !!! See you very soon”
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Nicole’s mum Gillian also posted a lovely tribute to the birthday girl.
Sharing a series of photo of Nicole, she wrote: “Happiest of birthdays to you nicole. You have the sweetest heart .love mummy daddy patrick and shaney x”
Shane’s bandmates rushed to the comment to send their well wishes on Nicole’s big day.
Kian Egan wrote: “Happy Birthday Nicole”
Mark Feehily commented: “HBD your an inspiration to us all”
While Nicky Byrne’s wife Georgina said: “Happy Birthday Beautiful Nicole”
Here’s wishing Nicole a happy birthday.