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Shane Lynch's battle with dyslexia

Shane Lynch has opened up about his battle with dyslexia. The Boyzone star revealed that he struggled for years and left school without knowing how to read or write, but didn't realise he suffered from the learning difficulty, reported The Sun. In television documentary My Secret Past - to be screened on Channel 5 on Monday January 7 - he will be seen finally being diagnosed with dyslexia. The 36-year-old said: "I was kicked out of school at 15 for being lazy. I couldn't read or write but I was too ashamed to ask for help." He admitted one of his worst moments was when he was asked to read a short sentence from an autocue when the band appeared on the BBC's annual Children In Need programme, and stumbled over the words. "It was horrible," said Shane. "It was only a few seconds but it felt like a lifetime and I hated it." The singer was tested for dyslexia while he was filming the programme. "The diagnosis makes my past more acceptable," he said. "I wasn't lazy, I had a genuine problem."