News of the World spoke with Westlife stars Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily who revealed their failure to crack the American market during their recent trip a few months ago nearly caused the group to split. “We were in America and we should have been enjoying it, but we weren’t so something had to be wrong,” Mark said. “When we got back we really had to sit down with the record company to tell them to start treating us like human beings or they’d lose the band and we’d split up. But we didn’t want that. America did nearly break us.” Read more.