The 42-year-old former 5ive member broke into band member Scott Robinson’s hotel room when he left a lit cigar, which ignited
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Boy band member Abz nearly died after trying to save his beloved Timberland shoes from a hotel room fire.
The 42-year-old former 5ive member broke into band member Scott Robinson’s hotel room when he left a burning cigar, setting the fire ablaze.
Scott, 42, said the pair covered their heads with wet towels and fled the room, but Abz Love – whose real name is Richard Breen – tried to return to rescue his Timberland shoes.
Scott said the band was staying in a hotel while recording We Will Rock You in 2000 when the fire broke out.
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He said: “I once stood up in the hotel bathroom before we filmed We Will Rock You.
“I asked Abz to come in and see if the back was okay. He smoked a cigar in the bedroom and left it alone.
“When we got back, the whole room was on fire. Covering our heads with wet towels, we crawled out, and just as we were about to get out, Abz said, ‘No, man, my Timberland boots. ! “
“I go:” Leave your boots! It’s not worth it!”
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“We were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation. Everyone thought it was really funny, but it was actually quite traumatic,” he told Weekend magazine last week.
The band, formed in 1997, split in 2001 – but has now returned with three of the original five members, Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville and Scott Robinson.
Abz Love and Jason ‘J’ Brown are no longer in the band.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/5ives-abz-nearly-died-trying-26838630 5ive's Abz nearly died trying to save his Timberland shoes from a hotel room fire