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Shane Filan praises Louis Walsh for helping him through bankruptcy: 'He's like a father to me'

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Shane Filan has thanked Louis Walsh for helping him through his money troubles.

The Westlife singer was declared bankrupt in 2012 – owing around €23 million. And despite struggling to pay the bills, Shane said Louis kept him positive.

“Louis was a friend. Louis and I are very close. He is kind of a father figure to me,  to be honest,” Shane said.

“He still manages me in my solo career. He was a manager but he was also a very positive person.”

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“You know the way Louis is. You’d have lunch with him and he says ‘Oh it could be worse!
If you lose your voice, then you’re f **ked!’”

“‘You’ve lost your money — we’ll make more money when you sing songs!’,” Shane told the Sunday Independent.