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Westlife singer Mark Feehily has confirmed he's been struck down with pneumonia. Fans first became concerned after he failed to appear onstage in Newcastle.

At the time, Mark took to Instagram to say he felt "feverish". Unfortunately, doctors have now confirmed Mark has contracted pneumonia.

Taking to Instagram once again, he wrote: "Hey to all the fans, Mark here! Firstly, I'd like to say a sincere thank you to everybody for sending their love and get well soon messages - it means so much.

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"I was really gutted to miss the weekend shows in Newcastle but I started to feel quite unwell on Friday and the doctors have confirmed that it's a bout of pneumonia.

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"I know it's scary when you first hear the word 'Pneumonia', but thankfully, I got to the doctor and hospital very quickly and got on the antibiotics as soon as possible, so everything is currently under control.

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"I have been informed that the quickest way to recovery is to rest and continue the antibiotics. I'm feeling a bit better everyday. The nurses and doctors are taking amazing care of me so it should all be over in no time.

"This does however mean missing more gigs which is horrible but I'll be back on stage as soon as I get the all clear. Until then, Nicky, Shane, and Kian will continue to fly the Westlife flag high for all of us.

"Please scream even louder than usual for those three legends in my absence! Sending love to you all, I hope to see you back on the road very, very, soon. Mark."

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Westlife fans were quick to rush to the comments with support for the singer. One wrote: "Thank you so much for this Marky, so glad you’re feeling a bit better each day… We wish you a speedy recovery.

Mark could miss Westlife's London show © Joseph Okpako/WireImage Mark could miss Westlife's London show

"Always remember that your health comes before anything else. We love you to bits and send you all our love and positive energy, sweetie!"

Another added "Sending love and hugs to you. Prayers for a speedy recovery. Get well soon Marky!" Irish boy band Westlife are currently on their The Wild Dreams Tour.

On their latest stop in Sheffield, band member Shane Filan paused the concert and told fans: "We are a man down tonight. We spoke to him today, he is OK. He wants Sheffield to be Mark tonight. We are going to send him all our love."

The band are due to appear at The O2 Arena in London on December 7, but it's unclear whether Mark will be performing. According to the NHS, it can take as much as six months for all pneumonia symptoms to be resolved, with most people being substantially improved by the six-week mark.

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