The Scripts Danny ODonoghue had to leave The Voice coaching role to care for his beloved mum – The Irish Sun

Posted: October 12, 2019 at 10:43 am

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THE Script frontman Danny ODonoghue told how he had to quit his coaching role on The Voice to care for his beloved mum.

The Dubliner, 39, was part of the BBC talent shows original judging panel, alongside Jessie J, and Sir Tom Jones.



However, fans were surprised when he quit the panel in 2013 after the shows successful second series - with the star claiming at the time that he was leaving to focus on his music commitments with The Script.

He has now revealed that his mother Ailish had suffered a brain aneurysm and that he quit to be with her.

Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on ITV, he said: My mum had a brain aneurysm just after the second season.

I think everyone thought I just pulled off the show and just didnt want to be there.

My family were back home in Ireland. When something that devastating as that goes on, you rally around.

Not necessarily to the detriment of the band, but our star was rising so it seemed odd for me to come off the show. But I wouldnt have had it any other way.

Following her health scare six years ago, Ailish passed away in February of this year. Danny also lost his dad Shay in 2008, soon after the bands rise to fame.

The star told how the tragic loss of his mum inspired the bands new album, Sunsets and Full Moons, which he says speaks to the darkness and the light the band experienced over the past few years.

He said: Weve had a hell of a year from the birth of children to the death of parents. Its called Sunsets and Full Moons, from the finish of one thing to the beginning of something else. We believe life goes in cycles.

That to me just shows the ying and yang, the push and pull of life.

Danny also opened up about buying a round for the groups Belgian fans on St Patricks Day 2018 - revealing how the generous gesture set him back 22k.

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He laughed: We gave 8,000 drinks out to the crowd. Do you know how much it was? It was 22k and this guy had to pay for it.

The band today announced a new European tour which starts in Liverpool next February before arriving at Belfasts SSE Arena on March 3, followed by two dates at Dublins 3Arena on March 6 and 7.

Tickets for the Dublin dates are from 42.70 and on sale next Friday, October 18th from usual outlets at 9.30am.


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