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Ronan Keating was told he couldn’t sing
Singer Ronan Keating was initially told by a producer that he couldn’t sing, and he was nearly dropped from Irish group Boyzone.
The ‘When you say nothing at all’ hitmaker, who has enjoyed huge success with Boyzone and as a solo artist, worked hard to ‘prove’ the producer was wrong.
“My music career started with getting cigarettes and bottles of beer thrown at us… A producer kept saying, ‘The blonde one can’t sing – get rid of him’, and I knew I could be dropped in a heartbeat. I had to prove them wrong,” Keating told.
Keating now wants to try his luck in acting. “I’m genuinely excited about it. It’s been an issue I’ve had for most of my career. When you’re in a boy band, you’re fitting the mold that people want you to be. I spent years foolishly trying to prove myself, trying to make everybody happy. I should have concentrated on the people that mattered to me.”
“It’s a career I’ve been trying to do for years and years and years. I’ve been trying for almost as long as the other career,” he added.