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Gary Barlow opens up about being affected by 'haters' in heartfelt chat with his fans

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/11/2020 Katie Fitzpatrick

Gary Barlow has admitted to supportive fans that he can't help being affected by 'haters.'

Singer Gary shot to fame in the early 90s with the Manchester boy band Take That and before fame he was singing on the northern club circuit since he was in his teens.

The Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter said in a frank heart-to-heart with his followers that he's had critics throughout his career and their words do sometimes get to him.

The pop superstar answered honestly when one follower asked him during a Twitter Q&A: "@GaryBarlow how do you deal with haters?"

a man standing on a stage: Gary on stage with Take That © Getty Images Gary on stage with Take That

And he replied: "For as long as I’ve been an artist they've been there - I’d like to say I don’t care but sometimes I do."

Concerned fans rushed to show their love for the 49-year-old Back For Good hitmaker who is back with a new solo album Music Played By Humans, and he says he's thankful for the support of his 'GB Army.'

"I think your support far outweighs the haters!" said one fan.

a group of people standing on a stage: Gary shot to fame with Take That in the 90s © Mirrorpix Gary shot to fame with Take That in the 90s

"I feel very protected by the army - thank god hey!!!!" he replied.

"Don't care about them Gaz...not worth a minute of your time" said another of his 'army.'

"There are way more people who love you!!! Focus on that!" another told him.

"People can only pretend words don't effect them for so long," another fan sympathised.

"Love you Gaz."

"But you fans love you more," another told him.

"Ignore the haters just jealous," said another supporter.

In the Q&A Gary said he'd love to duet with fellow singer Sam Smith.

And he said he was seeing former bandmate Robbie Williams next week when asked if the pair, who duetted on Shame, had any future plans.

"Omg this makes me happy! Xx " said one fan.

"Exciting!" said another.

"Share with us," another urged.

Gary also said he'd 'had enough' of the second lockdown.

"What have you enjoyed most of this second lock down?" he was asked.

"Nothing, I've had enough now," he replied.

He signed off by teasing that their questions were 'too tame tonight' and told fans jokingly: "You’re losing your edge."

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