Michael Flatley has broken his silence on performing at US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration today, by insisting that it’s “a great honour”.
The Lord of the Dance trouple will perform parts of his hit show as Donald Trump becomes the 45th US president, however, Michael, who retired two years ago, is not expected to perform.
While Michael won’t be donning his dancing shoes, the famed Irish dancer will introduce the troupe at the Liberty Ball.
“We have performed for many presidents. It is always a great honour to be asked,” Michael told the Irish Independent.
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“This is a very special night and it is a great honour to be invited to be part of it.”
Other stars performing for the president include country singer Toby Keith, rock band Three Doors Down, actor Jon Voight, and the Radio City Rockettes.
Celebrity lawyer Gerald Kean, who famously dated Michael Flatley’s ex Lisa Murphy on-and-off for a number of years, also commented on the controversy.
“I’ve no problem with it whatsoever. More power to him I say. I wouldn’t be a fan of Donald Trump at all and I certainly didn’t think he’d get this far but there’s no controversy in him performing for me,” he told the Irish Sun.