On Mar. 2, Ronan Keating found himself a hot topic in Singapore.
The Irish singer had claimed that ships were not allowed to dock in Singapore's port due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) subsequently debunked Keating's post.
Sometime between the debunking on Mar. 2, around 6:30pm, and Mar. 3, past midnight, Keating's post was removed.
Here's the now-unavailable post, in case you missed it:
However, whether it was deleted/ archived by him, or by the platform, is unknown.
The following post, on an auction to support Australia's bushfire relief, became Keating's most recent post.
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I’m so proud to have performed at #FireFightAustralia and we’re continuing to raise funds via a global eBay Bushfire Relief Charity online auction. You can own a one-of-a-kind piece of music history by bidding on a Fender AM Performer Tele and AM Performer Strat signed by myself and other featured artists who performed. 🧡 Bid now → http://bit.ly/FireFightAuction.
Until he posted another one at about 1am:
User asked for apology
Social media users were quick to notice the post's removal, and were even quicker to point it out.
Wow. Ronan Keating has remove his post of ships docking on Singapore waters.— Adam-Francis 🎗 (@9d9m) March 2, 2020
Poor him. It is a reminder for all to check your facts before posting anything online.
One person commented with a parody of Keating's caption:
A few, however, felt that the singer should address the post, and even apologise.
Top image via Ronan Keating's Instagram