WESTLIFE star Mark Feehily has pulled out of a major gig at the last minute due to a mystery illness.
The singer announced the news on his Instagram and wished his fellow bandmates luck as they prepare to perform without him.
In the post Mark told his followers that he wouldn’t be taking to the stage in Newcastle tonight.
He wrote: “I am so very sorry to tell you that I won’t be able to join the boys on stage tonight in Newcastle.”
The star explained that he had felt unwell post-performance the previous night.
Mark continued: “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.”
He made the decision to not take to the stage tonight in order to get better.
But the rest of the band is set to continue the first of two gigs in Newcastle’s Utilita Arena.
Explaining to his fans, Mark said: “So after speaking to the lads – we decided together that the show will go ahead, please for me, have the time of your life!
“I wish my 3 brothers the best gig ever and I’ll be there in spirit. I’ll be back in action rocking it out to Beyoncé asap.”
Westlife’s official Instagram page also shared Mark’s post to update concert-goers.
Despite the disappointment, Westlife fans took to the comments to wish Mark a speedy recovery from his mystery illness.
One person wrote: “Oh no hopefully you get better soon.”
Someone else said: “Awwww nope, hope you’re feeling better for tomorrow night.”
A third person commented: “It won’t be the same without you.”
The boy band are set to play 12 more shows after their back-to-back nights in Newcastle, ending The Wild Dreams Tour in Belfast.