'Probably the hardest thing I'll ever have to do': Video star Cian Twomey on emotional music video
Viral video star Cian Twomey said a new music video where he discusses his late father was probably one of the hardest things he'll ever do.
The Cork-native is one of nine people who appear on Stephanie Rainey's video for her latest single 'Please Don't Go', which tells the stories of various people who have lost somebody close to them.
Mr Twomey posted on his Facebook page, which has close to 2 million fans, that it was a very difficult experience for him.
"This was probably the hardest thing I ever had to do. Sit in a chair and talk about my father who passed away, it's a beautiful video and Stephanie is beyond talented, amazing song," he wrote.
"Warning: you'll probably cry."
The video, posted on her official Facebook page, captures people's emotions as they reveal a message to their loved one and a photograph of a happier time. It has already been viewed more than a million times since it went live yesterday.
Stephanie posted the video online with a poignant message thanking the people who took part in the filming.
“For the past few months I’ve been working on a video for my track ‘Please Don’t Go’ that I am so honoured to share with you all," she said.
"It’s hard to put into words what this video means to me and how grateful I am to the people who took part - it wasn’t easy.
“A few years ago, I lost my nephew very suddenly and it was something that changed my life forever. I can still remember how it felt and I know there are so many other people who have gone through the same thing in one form or another.
“I feel like this song has resonated the most with me since writing it. I remember the exact place it came from and it never loses its meaning no matter how many times I play it. Since then, I’ve wanted to create a music video that reflects this and which could potentially help people who are struggling with loss while also giving people a chance to tell their story.”