Ill Mary misses out on carol-athon
SINGING star Mary Byrne had to pull out of the Dublin Simon 24-hour 'carol-athon' on Grafton Street last night on the advice of her doctor.
The 'X-Factor' star was diagnosed with a mild form of pneumonia earlier this week. The Ballyfermot woman fell sick last weekend and was advised by her doctor to rest .
"She just thought she had a bad cold. But on Monday it wasn't shifting at all so she called a doctor. It was then that she was told that she had a touch of pneumonia," her daughter Debbie revealed. "She's on the mend now."
The carol marathon hopes to raise thousands to help the homeless.
Arthur Carron's picture shows, from left, Chloe McHugh, Roisin Smythe and Jessie Clarke on Grafton Street last night.