Ronan Keating corrected by Singapore's port authority over coronavirus claims

Ronan Keating of Boyzone performs on stage at the London Palladium during their "The Last Five tour" on October 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Ronan Keating will have learnt that life really is a rollercoaster after being corrected for suggesting that ships near Singapore weren't allowed to dock due to coronavirus.

He put up a photograph of around two dozen ships anchored off Singapore to Twitter and Instagram, social media posts which have since been deleted by the Boyzone singer.

"A snap shot of some of the Tankers in Singapore not allowed to dock because of the virus," he wrote alongside the photo.

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The city-state's Maritime and Port Authority responded to Keating's claims via social media, referencing one of his own songs to suggest that perhaps he should've just stayed quiet.

Posting a snap of the busy port to Instagram, the caption read: "We are glad that @rokeating caught a glimpse of the busy Port of Singapore. Every 2-3 minutes, a ship arrives or leaves Singapore. At any one time, there are about 1,000 ships in the Port!

"To date, no cargo vessel has been turned away due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have taken enhanced precautions while ships continue to berth at our port. We are working round-the-clock to ensure that it is business as usual at #MaritimeSG. #MPA #WeCouldntSayNothingAtAll."

Keating, who is soon set to become a dad for the fifth time, performed at an event in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday however it is not known if he was in Singapore.

Another 90s popstar who has been involved in a coronavirus controversy of his own is Peter Andre.

The Mysterious Girl hitmaker denied asking fans not to touch him out fear of contracting the illness after a sign from a Southampton gig of his was shared online, telling fans not to touch or take selfies with the star.

He wrote on Instagram: “Ok this must be a wind up because I hugged Everyone I met. People were saying to me they had been told not to touch me and that there were signs. I thought they were joking.

“Brilliant. I am now officially a diva without being a diva. On a serious note though don’t touch me.”