Westlife reveal real reason behind split

Friday December 16, 2011

Irish chart-toppers Westlife have been speaking about their reasons for wanting to call it a day.

Nicky Byrne, 33, Kian Egan, 31, Mark Feehily, 31, and 32-year-old Shane Filan told the Daily Mail the boys had simply run out of steam and lost the love for what they are doing.

"As a band, though not individually, I think we have lost ambition," Nicky explained. "As soon as your hunger goes, you have to face facts, man-up and make the decision."

Shane added: "We realised that we were not enjoying it as much as we used to.

"It wasn’t the record company’s fault — they offered us a really big multi-million-pound deal and we turned it down.

"We said we didn’t want to listen to any more offers. We could have taken the money and not delivered, but we wanted to be honest and end on a high."

Mark said: "I really don’t think any one person can be either blamed or take responsibility for the end of Westlife.

"There was no one incident that resulted in an argument and somebody stomping their foot and saying: 'Right that’s it. It’s over!'"

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