Westlife star Mark Feehily, 42, has revealed he has pneumonia and will be pulling out of more tour dates.
The singer went into detail about why he’d been forced to cancel recent performances with Westlife and offered an apology while insisting he’ll be back on the road once he’s fit.
Feehily penned: “Firstly, I'd like to say a huge sincere thank you to everybody for sending their love and get well soon messages - it means so much.
"I was really 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.”
He went on: “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 every day.
“The nurses and doctors are taking amazing care of me so it should all be over in no time.”
He continued: “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 high for all of us. Please scream even louder than usual for those three legends in my absence!”
Feehily concluded: “Sending love to you all, I hope to see you back on the road very very soon! Mark XX”
He was quickly inundated with well wishes, with many of his 333,000 followers leaving comments like: “Get well soon. I know we miss you but your health is the utmost priority", “Sending love and hugs to you. Prayers for a speedy recovery” and “Mark! Get better soon! I love you so much and your health is always [the] number one priority!”
Days earlier, the star announced he had been forced to pull out of Westlife’s Newcastle gig, writing in part on social media: “Hi Everyone, I'm so very sorry to tell you that I won't be able to join the boys on stage tonight in Newcastle.
“I felt really feverish last night after the Manchester gig, then the same again this morning but a whole lot worse been with the doctor & he says there's no way in the world I should do the show tonight.
“So after speaking to the lads - we decided together that the show will go ahead, please for me, have the time of your life!"