Westlife star Mark Feehily looks unrecognizable as a child as he celebrates his 42nd birthday

WESTLIFE star Mark Feehily has shared a major snap from his childhood.

The singer celebrates his 42nd birthday today and marked the occasion with a photo of him making his first communion.


Mark Feehily makes his first communionCredit: Instagram
Mark turns 42 today


Mark turns 42 todayCredit: Instagram

Young Mark donned a black suit with a white shirt, red tie and matching red pocket square.

He was holding a rosary in his hands and squinting at the camera.

Mark captioned the adorable snap: “Thank you all for all the birthday messages – lots of love to you all see you soon”.

Fans and friends of the Sligo native flocked to the comments section to wish the singer a happy birthday.

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Rosanna Davison said: “Big happy birthday, you wonderful human! Have a great day”.

Carol wrote: “Happy birthday Mark. I love youuuu”.

Keisha commented, “So cute! Happy birthday Mark”.

Stefania said: “Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have an amazing day!!! See you at Wembley!!! Can’t wait”.

Mark recently opened up about how he was treated in the music industry due to his weight.

The singer revealed on the Late Late Show that his weight has always fluctuated since he was in school.

But when he became a member of Westlife, his form was emphasized more frequently, especially before television appearances.

He said: “I really never liked having the camera on me. I’ve loved photography since I was a kid, but being in front of the camera is different.


“I was just aware of my weight, my weight was always fluctuating.

“I fluctuate in and out of being a bit overweight, not really overweight or anything like that, but I’ve always fluctuated in and out of that.

“I was in a school for boys and it reminds you very quickly…Nicknames come from any little thing that is different about you.

“All I can describe is when the camera is on you… It felt like a weight on my face. It felt like it was wrong.

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“It was a built-in thing that didn’t feel natural to me at all.

“That, and look it’s the music industry, things are a little different now but back then people would have no problem telling you, ‘you’re fat, lose weight,’ right before you’re in front of the camera.”