Westlife frontman Nicky Byrne still wakes up every morning thinking the band are still together.
SO DO WE, NICKY, SO DO WE.
Having a chat with MTV via the medium of Skype, Byrne was asked how it's all been post-'Life. "It's a bit strange still, obviously. We were together for 14 years. We did a lot of long tours and big tours," he wept.
"At the moment, it feels a little bit the same — that you have just wrapped up a big, long tour and you're on time out, but I think every night going to bed or when I wake up first thing in the morning, it just hits you that you keep telling yourself that we are not going to do this again, I'm not going to be back recording with the lads. It's just strange. That's the best way to explain it."
Asked if maybe he thought they'd made a bit of a mistake ending the dream so soon, he said: "Definitely through the tour, different crowds, different cities, there were times mentally in your head you went and said, 'Is this the right thing?'"
"We never really spoke, that was the funny thing: We never really talked to each other and said, 'Have we made the right decision?' I think our egos wouldn't allow that."
It didn't end there: "So it was strange when we made the decision, which was probably coming for maybe two years on and off, we felt it, and then once the decision was made, that's the decision now, there's no going back."