Keith Duffy savaged the Love Island and Ex On The Beach stars for taking the easy route to stardom
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Boyzone legend Keith Duffy has dealt a brutal blow to reality stars who rose to fame overnight.
The 47-year-old singer believes the Love Island stars have an easy road to stardom – but driving themselves to suffer from mental health issues.
The former Corrie actor says it takes effort to achieve celebrity status – which could include attending art college or busking – rather than becoming a star on a TV show.
Keith says the easy road to fame gives them “no defense” against trolls.
Speaking on the Andy Jaye podcast, he said: “Becoming famous because you’re famous is terrifying to me.
“You can’t jump there…you have no defense and you have no depth of character.
“If you really want to be famous, go to college, go to art school, go busking on the curb.”
Keith’s comments come after he revealed he was “always pushed back” at the height of Boyzone’s fame.
He was previously in the band with Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch, Ronan Keating and Stephen Gately.
The Irish hunk made the reveal during a new interview, opening up about how his parents never really got to see him on stage – but now “he makes a lot more of what he does” as he’s the lead singer of the duo Boyzlife with Brian McFadden.
Keith admitted it was “tough” in the ’90s when Boyzone first rose to fame due to their huge success.
But luckily, after becoming a duo with Brian, he got to perform up front with both of his parents before his father sadly passed away last year.
Speak with OK! magazine Speaking of her new single, due out in May, Keith said: “Brian has had a solo career writing number one songs around the world. I haven’t done a lot of the big hits that Boyzone had, so now I’m working with Brian, I get a lot more of what we’re doing because I sing lead.
He continued, “It was really difficult to be in Boyzone in the ’90s because we were so successful, but Shane [Lynch]me and mikey[Graham]would probably have been considered not there for our voices.”[Graham)probablywouldhavebeenlookeduponasnotbeingthereforourvoices”[Graham)probablywouldhavebeenlookeduponasnotbeingthereforourvoices”
Keith concluded: “It was difficult when my mum and dad came to watch us play Wembley – I wasn’t up front when I was pushed to the back. I’m happy to be able to do what I’m doing with Brian. My dad passed away last year, but he came to a couple of our shows and he could see me up front.”
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