The Secret Life of Shane Lynch
Posted by hernhill on 13/01/2013
In this channel 5 programme Shane Lynch from Boyzone talks with sometimes startling honesty about the anger and rage he still feels because of his illiteracy. We often hear discussions about the pros and cons of having a label and this programme gives an refreshingly honest and revealing insight into his reaction to the prospect and results of the dyslexia assessment:
“Shane struggled with reading and writing all the way through school. Although he developed a number of coping strategies to get through, he was eventually asked to leave as he was thought to be lazy and disruptive. He then worked for his father in his garage until he was plucked from obscurity to become a member of Boyzone. Since then, he has never looked back.
Now at the age of 35, Shane still struggles to read and write and finds his inability embarrassing, but having a young daughter has finally prompted him to do something about it. He was told a couple of years ago that he may have dyslexia, but it has never been officially diagnosed. He is given a proper assessment, but he worries about the outcome – what if he is not dyslexic after all”?
(The programme contains some strong language). Image: www.channel5.com