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Episode 31 - Bressie

Episode 31 - Bressie

Niall Breslin, better know as Bressie is popularly known as one of the judges/coaches on The Voice of Ireland. He came to fame as the front man and chief song writer in The Blizzards and after the band broke up released two albums as a solo artist. Before all this happened he became a professional rugby player with Leinster U21s. Of late Bressie has opened up about his struggles with extreme anxiety, panic attacks and depression. In his book Me and My Mate Jeffrey he gives an account of how he intentionally broke his own arm in a vain effort to get help for his mental health issues. He currently features in a documentary on RTE called Iron Mind with four others who use are dealing with mental health issues by using physical exercise to deal with these issues. I met Niall a few times through the Cronin brothers from Mullingar and we gigged together recently at The Electric Picnic.