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Manchester Evening News
Katie Fitzpatrick

Brian McFadden alarms fans as he shares concerning video clip after being stung by a bee

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden alarmed fans as he shared a worrying video clip of himself with a swollen face. Brian, 42, told his Instagram followers that he'd suffered an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

Sitting back in bed with enlarged lips and puffy eyes he bravely poked fun of the situation by singing the LMFAO song Sexy And I Know It. And the Boyzlife star joked that he was 'owning' the look.

He wrote with the video: "Stung by a bee and got an allergic reaction!! Owning that look! Free Botox and fillers!!!!!" Brian, who is now in the duo Boyzlife along with Boyzone heartthrob Keith Duffy after shooting to fame in the boyband Westlife received a raft of comments from worried fans.


cazsharpe1972 commented: "Oh my goodness!!" angiesmith1968 said: "Omg hope your ok..jeez Louise. X" And amurray32 suggested: "Try a wet tea bag on the sting,that might make it go down a bit." princessshez exclaimed: "Omg that’s awful hope you feel better soon! at least you’ve kept your sense of humour!"

Other stunned fans at first thought it might be a filter including susanitabonjovi who gasped: "I thought it was a filter." And mrsj2108 said: "Omg! I thought it was a filter get well soon."

The pop star later added a timeline showing the sting taking effect. "The time line of the sting to reaction. Still goin," he said. In the last photo he gave a brave thumbs-up for the camera.

jyun2314 asked: "Are you in hospital hun?? Looks so brutal!!" jenkzy80 said: "Hope you have seen a medic! X" And x_weelisamarie_x told him: "I hope your ok."

hellydawn1968 declared: "Oh my god Brian! I’m gonna bloody hunt that bee down ! Get well soon x" And elizabethcromie sympathised: "Bee sting? Yea I'm exactly the same! Bloody painful. It will go down in a few days just keep taking the antihistamines. Not pleasant at all."

Brian shared a timeline of the shocking sting effects (Brian McFadden/Instagram)

samwalkergolf told him: "4 days mate." roisinhart15 gasped: "Looks so sore, hope it clears up soon x and suehawkes06 said: "Wow A&E for you, that’s bad, hope you’re ok."

In 2017 the Irish singer revealed he had moved to Rochdale and said it was now his “first home” after finding love with PE teacher Danielle Parkinson. Brian, who was previously married to Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona and Irish model Vogue Williams, got engaged to Danielle in December 2019.

Father of two Brian, who was a member of the chart-topping boyband Westlife from 1998 to 2004, welcomed a baby girl with Danielle last year. The couple had previously revealed that they were expecting a 'miracle' baby after suffering two miscarriages.

They told OK! magazine thay they had turned to IVF after trying for a baby for two years. Danielle fell pregnant twice, but both ended in devastating miscarriages.


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