When the duffy star was just a baby, he and his father went to a music festival in Dublin.
It was a beautiful evening.
The duffy and his friends enjoyed the festival and the music.
But as they neared the end of the evening, they realised that the music stopped, and the stage was empty.
The crowd was silent, and suddenly the dusky star turned to look at the audience.
He had lost his balance.
The audience was also silent, as was the duddy, and he fell down the stairs, his head landing on the ground.
As he lay there, the crowd was singing and clapping, as if they had lost the duddies.
The next day, the dussies father came to the hospital and said: “You are the best rock star in the world.
You are so much more than just a band.
You have a life and a purpose.
Your life is so much bigger than just one concert.”
Duddy’s parents were very happy and thanked the doctors and nurses.
But he knew that their son was going to be a rockstar, and they wanted to leave the hospital early.
So he went home, went to work, and went on with his life.
Then, the night of December 2, 1980, his mother came to see him.
She was in a wheelchair and had a broken leg.
The doctors were shocked.
She said: It’s not fair.
I have lost my father, my brother, my best friend.
And the doctors said: If you have to do this, then you have no choice but to do it.
Duddy was devastated.
But his parents decided that he would have to go through the whole of his life without the pain.
His parents were convinced that if they did not leave the bed, then Duddy would suffer for the rest of his days.
That is what happened.
He went on to become one of Ireland’s most successful rock stars, having sold more than 10 million records and become a star in his own right.
He was awarded the Queen of the Skies award, the highest honour in the music industry, and was even named Irish Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
It is now a tradition to invite Duddy and his family to the opening of the National Gallery of Ireland.
His dad died last year.
Duffy is also an actor.
He has appeared in several films including the documentary My Brother’s Keeper, a TV drama series called Duddy the Duddy, starring Paul Reubens son, the Duddys and their daughter, and another TV series, The Duddy Duddy Show.
The Duddies are now also an award-winning band.
They are also part of the prestigious Irish Independent Film Awards, and have won seven awards, including best new music album, best original song and best Irish production.
And they have also won three Irish Music Awards, including the best Irish film award, and were the recipient of the OBE.
Duddie’s life story, his career, and his achievements are featured in The Dublin Times Magazine’s Christmas Issue, on sale from Monday to Friday from 9.00am.