Ex-Westlife singer breaks down during training for The Match

Fears are growing for Brian McFadden after he publicly broke down twice in two days.

The ex-Westlifer, 26, burst into tears during a training session for Sky One football show The Match in Newcastle on Sunday afternoon after receiving a tap on the ankle.

And on Saturday, Brian lost it in the middle of a Newcastle karaoke session. He fled the stage in the middle of singing I Will Survive, leaving Streets backing singer Leo Inhenacho to finish the song himself.

The singer is struggling to cope during a wrangle with estranged wife Kerry Katona over access to their children Molly, four, and three-year-old Lily-Sue.

He was also devastated to hear his single – Everybody’s Somebody, a duet with LeAnn Rimes released two weeks ago – had only made No. 48 in the charts.

A pal told the Daily Mirror: ‘Bri is just not himself, he’s all over the place emotionally, he’s really suffering.

‘He knew the LeAnn track wouldn’t go to No. 1 but it really knocked him sideways that it didn’t even make the Top 40.’