FORMER 'X Factor' contestant Mary Byrne has admitted she has not worked or earned anything since late last year.
The singer (inset) was tipped for success after she appeared on the show in 2010 and in 2011 the former Tesco checkout worker was sitting on a cash pile of over €100,000.
However, Ms Byrne, from Ballyfermot in Dublin, said she is always worried where her next pay cheque is coming from.
"I'm always worried about the next cheque. I haven't earned anything since last November. I haven't done anything because I was changing management," she told Newstalk's George Hook.
"I constantly worry that I won't have enough to keep me going.
Accounts filed for her company, Hetton Investment Ltd, show an accumulated profit of €90,724 at the end of 2011 and that the firm had a cash pile of €108,484.
Ms Byrne's earnings have been boosted by a best-selling album, 'Mine and Yours', and she also penned an autobiography 'This is My Life'. She is working on a new album.
The full interview will be broadcast on Newstalk's 'The Right Hook' at 6.30pm today.