Pop hunk Ronan Keating was so determined to beat a throat infection and
play a gig in Cardiff, Wales, he agreed to stop speaking for two days.
Doctors ordered the ex-BOYZONE star to cancel last night's (14DEC04)
concerts to give him time to recover from laryngitis, but the Irish singer
refused to let down fans and compromised with specialists by agreeing to keep
silent until his voice
returned, reports British newspaper the DAILY STAR.
An insider explains, "Initially he thought it was just a nasty cold and
that he'd simply sing with a huskier voice. But by Monday morning he was in so
"We got the specialist in who diagnosed the laryngitis and advised him to
cancel his gigs for the rest of the week.
"Ronan was reluctant and was told that if he was to have any hope of
singing on Tuesday, he couldn't speak to anyone until right before the gig to
save his vocal cords."