Shane Lynch quits showbiz in shock announcement and confirms he’ll never perform in Boyzone again
Posted by  badge Boss on May 17
Shane Lynch won’t perform in Boyzone ever again, the star confirmed in a new interview (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

has announced he will never perform with again.

The 46-year-old star – who shot to fame alongside Ronan Keating, Keith , Mikey Graham, and in the Irish boy band in the 1990s – has revealed he is quitting showbiz for good.

Shane, who is a doting dad to two daughters, explained that while he hasn’t directly told his fellow bandmates he won’t be performing with them again, he has made it clear that he’s leaving the entertainment industry behind.

He also insisted he has no problem with the band ‘cracking on without him’.

‘They might not know exactly… I haven’t gone to them saying, “Boys, I’m not coming back to the band,”’ the former popstar said in a new interview.

He added to the : ‘I’ve just been very open that I’m out of the industry – music, TV and everything.

Shane insisted he has no problem with the band ‘cracking on without him’ (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)
Dad-of-two Shane shot to fame alongside Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, and the late Stephen Gately in the Irish boy band in the 1990s (Picture: Getty)

‘They can absolutely crack on without me. I love the boys, so I’ll watch them. Don’t be gutted.’

Last month, Shane shocked viewers of BBC Two’s Pilgrimage: The Road Through Portugal when he dropped out of the show.

The three-part series saw a group of celebrities with different beliefs and faiths embark on a modern-day pilgrimage, but Shane left the show early, telling his castmates in a voicemail: ‘This journey has been so incredible. I have loved every minute of it and thank you guys for being a part of that.

Last month, Shane shocked viewers of BBC Two’s Pilgrimage: The Road Through Portugal when he dropped out of the show (Picture: PA)

‘I have come to the end of my journey and I am very complete and satisfied with what I have done.’

Elsewhere, Shane’s bandmate Mikey .

Last year, the 50-year-old singer insisted Ronan, 46, ‘decided’ the group was no more.

Shane’s bandmate Mikey previously dashed hopes of a Boyzone reunion (Picture: Twitter)
Boyzone called time on their 25-year career following a final tour in 2019 (Picture: Jason Sheldon/Shutterstock)

When one fan asked if he would be ‘the only grandfather on tour’ if the hitmakers were to do a 30th-anniversary tour, he said Ronan didn’t want the band to perform again.

One fan tweeted: ‘If Boyzone do reform for a 30th-anniversary tour will you be the only grandfather on tour and congratulations on becoming a grandad [sic],’ to which Mikey replied: ‘Aw thank you so much. Don’t mean to rain on your parade but Ronan decided Boyzone was finished in 2019 so I don’t think there will be any more BZ gigs [sic].’

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Boyzone called time on their 25-year career following a final tour in 2019.

The closest fans can get to a Boyzone reunion nowadays is seeing Keith, 48, and former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, 43, perform as BoyzLife.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Ronan for comment.