DERMOT Kennedy admitted he was completely starstruck after meeting his boyhood hero Roy Keane backstage following one of his gigs this week.
The Irish singer described it as a "surreal moment" and said he was shocked to discover that the former Manchester United midfielder was a fan of his music.
The 29-year-old posted a photo and himself and Keane on social media along with the caption: "Can't explain what it means. Will not even attempt to explain. @officialkeane16 came to my gig last night. Very very grateful indeed for a surreal moment."
Can’t explain what it means. Will not attempt to explain. Roy Keane came to my gig last night. Very very grateful indeed for a surreal moment pic.twitter.com/JFgXZo3zkA
— Dermot Kennedy (@DermotKennedy) September 7, 2021
Back in February, Kennedy revealed that he was a supporter of United as a boy, and Keane was one of his biggest inspirations growing up, teaching him a lot about "attitude and how to approach things you're most passionate about".
"Roy Keane has inspired me more than anyone, since I was a kid. I may move in a different field, but I took so much from him in terms o attitude and how to approach the things you're most passionate about.
"You get out what you put in, and the results will always reflect your effort," Kennedy added.
"I can only hope to inspire someone in the same way."
After Tuesday's gig, Keane shared the same photo, telling his 1.4 million Instagram followers: "Brilliant live performance last night @dermotkennedy. You're the real deal."