It was a double whammy for Westlife’s Kian Egan after his prize Porsche was pranged at the weekend, it emerged today.
The black Boxster mean machine was hit outside the Odyssey Arena on Friday, while the boys were busy with a photo-shoot for a pop magazine.
No-one was in the top- of-the-range car at the time.
The accident came just hours before a technical hitch left Kian suspended in mid-air during the opening number of Westlife’s first Belfast concert.
The 21-year-old Sligo man dangled 50 feet above the heads of the 9,500 fans who packed into the Arena, after his elevation cord jammed.
The other four band members Nicky, Shane, Mark and Bryan, continued on with the show as security staff tried to free the blonde star.
Throughout his ordeal, Kian continued to sing.
A well-placed source who was with Kian at the time of the car bump, said he was annoyed at first, but then laughed it off.
“I think someone from his crew hit the car. He did seem a bit annoyed but then said, ‘ah well, I’ll just buy another one’,” he said.
“I don’t think it was a great day for Kian at all.”