Nicky recently sat with The Weekend Magazine to reflect on his life and share some lessons he’s had along the way. It’s a very nice article, and it only makes me a prouder fan, so definitely check it out!
Massive thank you Kian Egan Web for sending the scans – click no them to full feature. Here are some of the highlights:
Nicky on his Family and becoming a dad.
“A young man always hopes that he’ll be lucky enough to become a dad. It was life-changing for me and I love it. I was always responsible, but we suddenly had to put the kids before ourselves and everything became about them.”
Nicky on his Football days.
“Playing football for Ireland as a teenager was amazing and it taught me an awful lot. You have to learn to lose as well as win. Everyone threw a big going-away party for me when I signed for Leeds United as a teenager, but I was back home within three years and I felt like a failure. That was probably one of the biggest challenges I’ve had in life.”
Nicky on what his parents taught him.
My dad taught me always to concentrate on the things you love. He told me to be honest with him and he would always have my back, and never to bring the Gardaí to the door. He also taught me that everything is mind over matter. My mam, Yvonne, taught me to be a human being and a gentleman. My sister Gillian, brother Adam and I were brought up in a very loving environment, and hopefully we have all served our parents well.
Must’ve been a very special moment for Nicky to finally have a physical copy of his debut album in his hands! We will all be able to get one next week, but for now make sure you buy ‘Sunlight’ on iTunes or Google Play. All links can be found HERE!
I just want to congratulate Nicky on everything that’s been going on in his life lately! I can’t believe that after so many years, he finally has his own personal music out and it’s being shared with the world! The album is absolutely fantastic, and you can tell how much dedication and work he put into it. 🙂
Nicky shared a video on Twitter where he gave his fans a little tour of his hotel room and talked about what his day was like. He even almost showed us the outfit he’ll be wearing on May 12th! …Almost! 😉 Hopefully we’ll get to see more of these type of videos while he’s in Stockholm.
Going through my outfits My late dads original Ireland football jersey from the 80s. Could this be a runner? ⚽️🍀 pic.twitter.com/rnAKGRyI9q
Nicky is on the latest cover of RTÉ Guide Magazine, and he looks amazing (then again, doesn’t he always?) 😉 Make sure you get a copy!
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He revealed he that missed being in the spotlight when Westlife came to an end.
“Only a chosen few get the opportunity to be in that position and I am very lucky to be among their number,” he told the RTE Guide. “We had 14 years and when it stopped, I didn’t miss it initially but after a while I did. It is like when a footballer or boxer who, when it all goes, looks back and thinks ‘Jeez I didn’t realise what I had’,” he explained.
Nicky is focussed on getting into the finals of the Eurovision this month.
“If I were to win the Song Contest that would be the biggest professional achievement of my life,” he admitted.
He also mentioned that his wife, Georgina, is his soulmate:
“We got together when we were 16 and now here we are three children later,” he said. “She is my soulmate: there is no other way of putting it. I am a family man first and foremost. I think it is simply down to how I was brought up,” he explained.