Westlife devastated as coronavirus forces them to cancel stadium visit

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Westlife is devastated after the coronavirus forced them to cancel their next stadium tour.

The Irish boys’ group posted a statement on Twitter which read: “To all of our British fans – it is with great sadness that despite all the efforts, our shows scheduled for the UK in June and July must be canceled. “

Band member Nicky Byrne told Mirror Online that the safety of their fans is the most important thing to them.

He said: “The health, safety and enjoyment of all who attend our shows have always been of the utmost importance to us, we will all come back stronger than before and on the positive side it gives us all an additional year to get active. ”

Nicky and teammates Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily had a huge comeback success after meeting in 2018 for their 20th anniversary.



Westlife on its Twenty Tour last year

They scored a No1 with their album Spectrum and embarked on their biggest tour to date.

Unfortunately, they had to take breaks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their statement continued: “We have followed the advice of the British government regarding mass gatherings and it is very clear that this is the path we must take to ensure the protection of our fans, our team and everyone around us, but also to ease the pressure on those who work tirelessly to fight this virus.



Their statement

“Those who have traveled with us as part of Westlife know how important performance is to us, but also know that safety must be paramount to the success of a tour.

“Our promoters are currently working with their ticketing partners and they will be in touch very soon to process your reimbursement. Please see an email from your ticket agent shortly. Please only contact them if you have not been contacted before May 5th.

“Regarding our show at Wembley stadium in London, it’s a fluid situation that is reviewed daily. We will not deliver this show until August if it is completely safe and we will update you as soon as possible as the position is clear.



They still don’t know if their August concert at Wembley Stadium will continue

“In the meantime, we ask everyone to stay home, stay safe and continue to play their part in fighting the spread of this virus. “

Westlife was also forced to cancel the celebrations for its DVD No1 because of the coronavirus.

The guys were shocked to see their DVD The Twenty Tour – Live from Croke Park hit No1 in the DVD charts.

But they halted their celebration plans and returned to their families in Ireland while the coronavirus continues to spread.

A source told Mirror Online exclusively: “The success of the DVD has been another brilliant success for Westlife, but the celebrations have been silenced given the coronavirus crisis and out of respect for everyone involved.

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“All promotional activities are suspended for the foreseeable future.

“This is a worrying time for everyone, so the group naturally wants to be at home with their families until it is safe to return to work. They are delighted with the success of the DVD, especially after the first album in November, but any big party would be insensitive.

“Shane, Nicky, Kian and Mark are incredibly grateful to the fans. “

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