We stopped being special: Westlife02/01/2012 19:09
Boy band Westlife say they decided to split up because they felt being in the group has stopped feeling special.
The group is comprised of four members - Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan - currently after Brian McFadden left the band in 2004.
The ''Flying Without Wings'' hitmakers are set to split after 14 years when they complete a final farewell tour this summer and while they are upset about going separate ways, they think it is the right thing to do, reported Contactmusic.
"It felt like it wasn''t special any more, not like it used to be. For the fans it''s slightly different but for us it''s been like, ''Are we getting better? Are we getting worse? Are we getting to the stage where we aren''t enjoying it?'' It is half our life. None of us want to let it go and all of us will be crying come June (when the tour ends), but it''s time," said Filan.
"We never wanted to fall down and just be one of those bands that released records all the time, which we felt we were starting to do. And it felt like, ''You know what, lads? We''re OK, we''ve done a lot," said Byrne.
The group said that they have been ready to split for some time and have enjoyed their recent trip to Asia much more because they were relaxed knowing they were about to announce their split.
"I shouldn''t say it but before we went on tour to Asia, we knew what was going to happen. We knew it was our last tour in Asia and when we came back we were going to release the news, so Asia''s probably the best trip we''ve had in years. It was a fairytale moment," said Egan.