With the anniversary of the infamous #Garthgate debacle drawing close, we're starting to think that it's Garth Brooks who can't let the matter rest, rather than his disappointed fans.

According to the Irish Daily Star, Brooks recently told Patrick Kielty in a radio interview last month that he wanted to return to Ireland to make the cancellation of his five nights at Croke Park up to his fans.

The interview was broadcast on Kielty's BBC Radio 2 show on March 5th, but the comments on Ireland were reportedly edited out of the final version as it was directed at a UK audience, not an Irish one.

"We did talk about the Ireland thing," Kielty told the newspaper. "He said, 'Well it was one of those things, we couldn't make it work' and he was gutted and he wants to try and fit it back in the tour and all these things."

The debacle has even inspired a new play starring Deirdre O'Kane and written by Fiona Looney - 'Are You There, Garth? It's Me, Margaret' - which will debut later this year.

For the love of god/Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers/Patrick/Baby Jesus in a stetson/whoever's listening… let it go, Garth.