The Script's Danny O'Donoghue admits he 'went off the rails and turned to drinking, smoking... everything' after the shock death of his bandmate Mark Sheehan

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The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue has opened up astir turning to 'drinking, smoking... everything' aft nan decease of his bandmate Mark Sheehan successful 2023.

Lead guitarist Mark - who formed nan set pinch Danny and drummer Glen Power successful 2001 - passed distant successful infirmary connected April 14 last twelvemonth from an undisclosed illness. 

His friend of 30 years and The Script's lead vocalist Danny, 43, appeared connected Lorraine connected Wednesday, wherever he said astir dealing pinch Mark's death.

Danny revealed that he went 'off nan rails' aft Mark died, turning to portion and cigarettes arsenic he knowledgeable a intelligence block. 

But aft a dense drinking convention successful his autochthonal Ireland over Christmas, nan vocalist decided to trim retired alcohol and 'face nan condolences chromatic acold sober'.

The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue opened up astir turning to 'drinking, smoking, everything' aft nan decease of his bandmate Mark Sheehan successful 2023 on Lorraine connected Wednesday

Lead guitarist Mark passed distant successful infirmary connected April 14 past twelvemonth from an undisclosed unwellness (Mark pictured successful 2014)

As a consequence of his sobriety, Danny moved past a writers' artifact he had been experiencing and started penning caller music, pinch a The Script medium group to beryllium released successful August. 

Since nan passing of Mark, Danny said they person 'retired nan 3 piece' and nan set has recruited 2 caller members, making it a foursome.

Discussing his condolences aft Mark's death, Danny said: 'I went disconnected nan rails aft Mark passed distant for illustration everybody does. I was retired drinking, smoking, everything and I went done a intelligence block.

He later said: 'I sewage backmost from a large drinking convention complete Christmas successful Ireland and I conscionable said "Enough is enough". I want to look nan condolences chromatic acold sober because if you don't, you're only kicking it down nan street. 

'January was a large 1 for maine - I gave up drinking, smoking, caffeine, each nan bully stuff… I was only going to do it done January but present we are successful May now and I consciousness amended than ever. 

'I consciousness for illustration I'm starting to travel retired from nan achromatic unreality a small spot now, hence nan caller music.'

The Script's caller azygous Both Ways was released earlier this period but Danny said it took a while to beryllium capable to constitute euphony aft losing Mark.  

'I had a writer's artifact for a agelong clip past year,' he said. 'It was only astir Christmas clip that I came up pinch this lyric… and it was nan first clip I was really capable to articulate really I felt astir nan business and nan floodgates really opened.'

Danny and Mark were friends for almost 30 years and wrote their songs together, he said, arsenic he touchingly added that nan guitarist lives connected done nan music. 

Mark formed nan set pinch Danny and drummer Glen Power successful 2001 (Pictured astatine nan 2011 Jingle Ball)

Mark's friend of 30 years and The Script's lead vocalist Danny, 43, appeared connected Lorraine connected Wednesday, wherever he said astir dealing pinch his death

Since nan passing of Mark, Danny said they person 'retired nan 3 piece' and nan set has recruited 2 caller members, making it a foursome (Pictured are Danny and Mark successful 2013)

Danny and Mark were friends for almost 30 years and wrote their songs together, he said, arsenic he touchingly added that nan guitarist lives connected done nan euphony (Mark pictured successful 2017)

He said: 'What's our legacy? I don't person immoderate kids truthful for maine it's my euphony but for him, it's his kids and his family and what he's done for Irish euphony arsenic well. 

'He's a brilliant lyricist and we are ne'er going to capable his shoes. Why would we moreover want to try?'

Danny explained nan caller group up of nan set arsenic a four-piece earlier adding: 'It's not nan past; we ne'er will repetition that, but it's a caller section for The Script moving forward.' 

In 2021, Mark took clip distant from nan set and missed astir a twelvemonth of gigs successful in bid to walk much clip pinch his woman Rita and their children - who he kept retired of nan limelight.

'His children needed a begetter and his woman needed a husband,' lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, 42, said astatine nan time.

The Script were formed successful Dublin successful 2001, pinch Mark connected guitar, Glen connected drums and Danny singing (Pictured successful 2017)

The Script's caller azygous Both Ways was released earlier this period but Danny said it took a while to beryllium capable to constitute euphony aft losing Mark (Band pictured successful 2013)

In 2021, Mark took clip distant from nan set and missed astir a twelvemonth of gigs successful in bid to walk much clip pinch his woman Rita and their children - who he kept retired of nan limelight (Pictured are Mark and Rita)

He went connected to opportunity that it was nan 'best point that could person happened' and nan musician returned to nan trio 'refreshed'.

The Script were formed successful Dublin successful 2001, pinch Mark connected guitar, Glen connected drums and Danny singing.

They went connected to waste 20million records worldwide include The Man Who Can't beryllium Moved, For The First Time, We Cry and Hall of Fame. 

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