Westlife's Nicky Byrne reveals most disgusting gift ever sent by fan

Photo by: KGC-138/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 6/23/19 Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and Kian Egan of 'Westlife' performing at Birmingham Arena.

Westlife's Nicky Byrne has revealed the band were disgusted when a fan gave them a box of used tampons.

The band- who first formed in 1998 and last night played a triumphant homecoming gig at Dublin's Croke Park - have been showered with gifts from devoted fans all over the world. But one in particular will haunt Byrne forever.

The 40-year-old boyband star told the Mirror Online: "We were in Argentina one night and it was chaotic outside the hotel with thousands of people and we were bundled into a van and as the doors were closing a fan threw something into the van in a plastic bag.

"People used to chuck cuddly toys into the van with little notes attached to them and sometimes bras and knickers and everything else you can imagine.

"But this time I opened the bag and I saw a box of Tampax. But the strange thing was, I distinctively remember that the box didn't look brand new, it looked a bit creased like they'd sat on it or stood on it, so we were afraid to touch it. We opened it and there were used tampons in the box."

He added that the late Boyzone star Stephen Gately had warned him to expect the unexpected when it game to presents from fans.

Byrne said: "I always remember Stephen Gately, rest him, he used to always say he got pubic hairs sent to him in the post sellotaped to paper."

The star also revealed: "We got a delivery of a turnip one time. We didn't eat it. We wondered why and I remember once saying in an interview that Mark had toes like turnips and I think that's why it was sent.

"There was also a weighing scale sent to us one time and we never knew whether that was because we were too fat or too skinny, we didn't know, we couldn't work out what they were trying to tell us about our weight."

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Westlife, (left-right) Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Bryan McFadden with awards for the Best Band on Planet Pop, Best International Act and a special award, *... The Smash Hits Cover of the Year at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party at the London Arena.
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Westlife performing on stage during the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party at the London Arena in Docklands.
NO MERCHANDISE: Boy band Westlife performing on stage during the Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party held at the London Arena. The group won six awards at the event. * 24/12/00: Bob the Builder was on target to become Christmas Number One and the the year's biggest-selling single. The animated star is virtually unstoppable in his race to be top of the Christmas pops with Can We Fix It?. The song's huge sales were pushing him way past Westlife, music experts said. Bob's single, which is already at Number One, had already sold more than 400,000 copies prior to this week. 12/3/01: Westlife were celebrating after they soared to the top of the charts with their fundraising single for Comic Relief. The single, Uptown Girl originally released by Billy Joel is the band's eighth number one single and the proceeds from the single will raise over 1m for the charity.
Boy band Westlife pose with their award for Best Album, at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party at the London Arena in Docklands.
Kerry McFadden and Bryan McFadden from Westlife arriving for a Japanese Garden Party in aid of Save The Children at Nobu in central London.
New boy band Westlife at the Captial Radio Cafe, in London, where DJ Chris Tarrant announced the top acts who will perform at the second Capital Radio Party In The Park in aid of the Prince's Trust. L-R: Bryan McFadden, Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan.
Pop band Westlife complete the final leg of their 36 hour launch tour for their new album 'Unbreakable' with dog 'Nipper' at HMV, Trocedero in London. Westlife are (left-right) Bryan McFadden, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.
Pop group Westlife, from left to right; Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Bryan McFadden, Shane Filan and Nicky Byrne perform during a press conference in central London. The Irish boy band launch their new album 'World Of Our Own' today.
boy band Westlife performing (L-R ) Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne, Bryan McFadden, Kian Egan and Shane Filan performing at Capital@Home, a new fortnightly event which takes place at Home nightclub in London and is broadcast live on Capital Radio. * 9/12/2000: Westlife will sweep the board at the Smash Hits Awards tomorrow, trouncing arch rivals the Spice Girls, sources said. The pop sensations are understood to have scooped six of the top awards in the show, due to be broadcast on BBC1.
The Queen meets Nicky Byrne of Irish boy band Westlife, backstage after the 1999 Royal Variety Performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome, in Birmingham.
Mark Feehily from the boy band Westlife and Hannah Spearritt from S Club 7 hugging at Capital@Home, a new fortnightly event which takes place at Home nightclub in London and is broadcast live on Capital Radio.
boy band WestLife, who were reunited with their mothers on GMTV as part of a Mother's Day surprise. *(L-R) Mairead McFadden with Bryan, Patricia Egan with Kian, May Filan with Shane, Marie Feehily with Mark and Yvonne Byrne with Nicky.
NO MERCHANDISE: Boy band Westlife performing on stage during the Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party held at the London Arena. The group won six awards at the event. * 24/12/00: Bob the Builder was on target to become Christmas Number One and the the year's biggest-selling single. The animated star is virtually unstoppable in his race to be top of the Christmas pops with Can We Fix It?. The song's huge sales were pushing him way past Westlife, music experts said. Bob's single, which is already at Number One, had already sold more than 400,000 copies prior to this week. 12/3/01: Westlife were celebrating after they soared to the top of the charts with their fundraising single for Comic Relief. The single, Uptown Girl originally released by Billy Joel is the band's eighth number one single and the proceeds from the single will raise over 1m for the charity.
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And bandmate Kian Egan revealed sometimes encounters with fans could be "scary" and "creepy", with some even breaking in to the hotel rooms of Westlife singers Shane Filan and Mark Feehily and watching them without them knowing.

He said: "I've had a few scary moments where I've got out of my car outside my house at two in the morning and there's somebody right there in your face.

"On this tour at the start we had people following us and hiding in the bushes at dance rehearsals.

"There were a few incidents where a fan hid in Shane or Mark's room and popped out after about three hours of them sitting there and watching TV. There's been some creepy stuff in the early years, it's not like that nowadays."

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