Danny O'Donoghue overcame love split with studio sessions
Irish singer Danny O'donoghue channelled his heartache over his love split into studio sessions for The Script's new album.
The frontman recently parted ways with Lithuanian model Irma Mali after four years together, and he poured his relationship grief into the band's songs.
O'Donoghue was subsequently linked to singer Bo Bruce, a contestant on The Voice, on which the star serves as a judge - and he admits he found the romance speculation difficult to deal with.
He tells The Sun, "It's been hard. I'd escape from the pain of the break-up by going into the studio. Every problem I have, I always go into the studio as I feel safe in a padded room.
"I could deal with it all fine but it was all those crazy rumours of who I was dating. There was also a big-time difference between me breaking up and all the other stuff.
"This is the band's first time of dealing with the spotlight. I've been asked why I let the rumours go on for so long. But there's no handbooks on how to deal with this, plus I was grieving. My relationship had ended."