For almost 14 years, I have been a Westlife fan and as of this very moment, my heart is well and truly broken in two. My chest hurts so much right now.
I just read an official statement from the four lads, Nicky, Kian, Shane and Mark saying that after releasing their Greatest Hits Album this November and after their Greatest Hits Tour in May, they’ll be going their separate ways. Words just cant describe my complete and utter devastation. Anyone who has known me for a long time, will know just how much I love this band, and how much they have influenced my life.
I will never forget the first time I saw them on TV in 1998, the amount of video tapes I recorded of all their performances is ridiculous! The first time I saw them live in concert (And every single tour after that) I went on to buy every Single they released (both cd singles as most of the time they released 2 versions with a new song on one of them), every album (including some limited edition foreign ones). I remember buying every music magazine that has a picture of them on the cover. I had the bedcover, curtains, water bottles, dolls, tour merch, every tour programme, pretty much anything u can think of, I had it with Westlife on.
Honestly, my heart breaks. I knew that there would come a time that this would happen but I never expected it to be this soon. They’ve been part of my childhood. I know every lyric to every song they have ever recorded, and their music has touched me in ways you will never know. They are like the soundtrack of my life.
Fourteen years. More than half of my life. Shane was my first love, and who introduced me to the idea of singing as a career. They have been my absolute life . No band will ever compare, and I will never love any band as much as I loved Westlife . I’ve been crying for the past 2 hours. This is truly the worst news I have had, and with losing my dogs only a month ago as well, I am absolutely devastated. The two things that have been in my life for so long, the two things that I loved the most in this world, both gone. How do you go on from this?
Their voices, talent, music, and passion became one of my inspirations. They will forever be part of me and I will never regret every single note I’ve sang, and every word to the songs I’ve memorized, every single penny I spent on them and every time they made me smile just by being themselves.
I will never forget WESTLIFE, my boys
*14 years, 26 top ten hits including 14 number one singles, 11 top 5 albums, 7 of which hit the top spot and have collectively sold over 44 million copies around the world, 10 sell out tours and millions of heartbroken fans…
♫ I’m never gonna say goodbye cos I never wanna see you cry.. I swore to you my love would remain and I swear it all over again..♫