Squeaky-clean singer Ronan Keating reportedly made a fool of himself at a
posh dinner when he drunkenly swore on stage and slurred his words.
The LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER crooner was attending a Marbella, Spain,
charity ball on Saturday (19JUL03) for homeless organisation FOCUS IRELAND
which was attended by the cream of Irish society.
The trouble started when one guest offered Â10,000 ($11,400/GBP7,100) for
the former Boyzone frontman to sing three songs.
One source tells British newspaper THE DAILY MIRROR, "Ronan happily went
along with it. But when he got on stage he realised that this wasn't his usual
"That's when the jeering started. Someone immediately shouted out, 'I'll
give him Â10,000 if he doesn't sing.' Everyone started laughing but Ronan
didn't raise a smile. We then noticed he was a bit unsteady on his feet. In
fact, he was very
drunk. There was no question about it.
"He told the audience he wanted them to sing along with him - but there
was silence. It was so embarassing."
Things became swiftly more awkward when the singer forgot his
The source adds, "He then said he'd sing anyway. He attempted three songs
but couldn't remember the words. He was just so drunk. It was a complete
"The organisers said to themselves, 'We have to get him off.' But he
wouldn't leave the stage. That's when the bad language started.
"He was swearing away into the microphone at them, talking total rubbish.
He was then asked to do the raffle. Luckily, that shut him up and got him off
Ronan then left the event at the PUENTE ROMANO HOTEL with wife YVONNE and
flew back to Ireland.
His spokesperson says, "Ronan was there to raise a lot of money for
charity. He had lots of fun but can't remember too much about it."