Ronan Keating has apologised.
Misled by a local
In an Instagram post on Mar. 3, the Irish singer addressed a recent faux pas he made regarding the Covid-19 situation in Singapore.
In his (somewhat) apology, Keating said that the erroneous information he previously posted was told to him by a local.
He then apologised to those who were offended, and said that he would "never purposefully do that".
Keating then asked haters to "get on with [their] short lives", and revealed that he was in Singapore for a gig.
Here's his caption, in case you can't see it:
"I recently posted this pic after being told by a local in Singapore that the reason they were all parked up was due to the Virus. I have been recently informed that this is not true and that this is how the harbour always looks. I apologise if I offended anyone in my post you all know I would never purposefully do that. To all you haters out there, get on with your short life. I went to Singapore and did a gig when others were cancelling and the same in Jakarta. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I do. Peace and love to all and wash your hands ?"
If you're lost, here's a quick rundown of what happened.
In a Mar. 1 post, Keating wrote that ships were not being allowed to dock in Singapore because of the virus.
He later found out, through numerous social media users and the the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, that what he had written was inaccurate.
The singer's post was subsequently deleted, but he met with more backlash.
Among the snarky comments were users asking Keating to address his now-unavailable post, and even apologise for putting out misleading information.
Welp. Here it is.
If you would like to catch up on the saga, here are the stories in order:
Top image via Ronan Keating's Instagram page