THE Script have opened up about why they parted ways at the height of their fame.
From the outside looking in, the Irish band appeared to be on top of the world in 2014, when their fourth album No Sound Without Silence reached number one in the charts.
But after touring their hit record, The Script — lead singer Danny O’Donoghue, 38, drummer Glen Power, 39, and guitarist Mark Sheehan, 41, — announced they were going on a break, which ended up being a three-year hiatus.
Having returned to the music scene this year with their fifth album Freedom Child, the pop rock group are undoubtedly back on top.
There have been mixed reports as to why the Dublin-born trio decided to split when they were enjoying hit after hit.
In an exclusive interview with Brinkwire, The Script explained the real reason behind their highly-publicised break.
And it turns out, there was more than one contributing factor that resulted in the long-time friends going their separate ways.
As fans will know all too well, former The Voice judge Danny underwent vocal cord surgery during his time off.
Revealing his recovery took longer than expected, the TV star told us: “I had to have vocal surgery — twice.
“It didn’t go well the first time round, so the doctors operated again. I was out-of-action for almost a year with that.”
However, while Danny’s vocal cord issues undoubtedly played a part, the break had been a long time coming.
Admitting the band had reached breaking point, Danny explained: “We’d been caning it and touring for four years. We were singing, drinking, and staying up all night.
“We’d been on the road for some time, we were burning the candle at both ends — it was only a matter of time before we burnt our fingers.”
He added: “We needed time to take a break and chill — take stock of everything.”
The trio released their comeback single Rain earlier this year and it charted at number one, along with their album.
Sharing their reaction, Danny raved: “The album going to number one — it just solidified our best dreams. Our worse nightmare was that it would go to 98. We’re back in business now.”
Despite the warm welcome, the group were incredibly nervous as they took to the stage for their first live performance in years.
Reliving the moment they played in front of a home crowd in Dublin, Mark explained: “There was that feeling of going. Brinkwire presents summary news.