Bressie feared he would 'die in Cork' during rocky flight home with Roz
Published 06/01/2014 | 13:27
Bressie has spoken of how he feared he would ‘die in Cork’.
The Mullingar singer was on a flight from Lanzarote due to land in Cork Airport when it was diverted to Shannon because of the high gales and wet conditions.
“When we were coming into land and we saw all the fire brigades and ambulances on the runway ahead, I thought ‘right, that’s it, I’m going to die in Cork’,” the Voice of Ireland judge told Colm Hayes on RTÉ 2FM this afternoon.
“We were diverted to Shannon,” he continued.
“The plane was being thrown around and when we got to Shannon it was closed so we were on the plane for about another hour and a half.
“In fairness, it was very handled very well by Aer Lingus, I must say we managed to get the buses quickly back to Cork too.”
The singer had been updating his Twitter followers with the flight’s status during the stormy weather before the weekend.
“Dear Aer Lingus,” he wrote online, “can you divert us back to Lanzarote please?”
He added; “The stress here is not being diverted, it's that Aer Lingus have no ham and cheese paninis left on the plane. I’m going to eat Cara magazine.”
Once he landed, Bressie made sure to thank the crew onboard for their patience during the storm.
“Blessed to have actually got home last night with weather, thanks Aer Lingus,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Bressie also said he’s ‘petrified’ of the Voice of Ireland’s new judge on the show, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan.
“I wouldn’t cross her,” he said, “I’m actually petrified of her.
“She points her two fingers at you when she’s talking to you and it’s like she’s your principal at school.
“I actually love the woman. She’s a massive addition to the show.”
Bressie returned to his Voice of Ireland judges’ seat again last night, joined by recently-crowned King of the Jungle Kian Egan, last year’s VOI winner Jamelia and The Cranberries’ front-woman Dolores O’Riordan.