The Charlatans heckle Ronan Keating during private party performance

Keating and guitarist Mark Collins reportedly 'squared up' after Collins shouted 'you're shit' during his set

The Charlatans were reportedly involved in an altercation with Boyzone singer Ronan Keating after the band’s guitarist allegedly heckled him during one of his live performances.

Keating was performing live at a private music industry event earlier this month, according to The Mirror, where the indie band were also in attendance.

According to reports, guitarist Mark Collins offended Keating by shouting ‘you’re shit’ during his set. The pair later “squared up to each other”, with a source adding: “It was all a bit embarrassing. Mark thought he was having a laugh but Ronan went and spoke to him. It looked like they were really angry. Luckily in the morning they could see the funny side of it.”

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess seemed to confirm the story via Twitter, posting a cut-out of the original Mirror article with the caption: “Sometimes it’s best, when you say nothing at all ; )”. See that tweet below.

Burgess later tweeted directly at Keating, saying “We love you really”, with Keating later replying by quoting The Charlatans’ 2000 song ‘A Man Needs to Be Told’.

The band’s 12th album ‘Modern Nature’ came out in January. They recently released the video for track ‘Let The Good Times Be Never Ending’, filmed and directed by Libby Burke Wilde while the band were on tour in Japan.

The Charlatans will play next week’s instalment of Later… with Jools Holland on April 28. They will be joined on by Florence + The Machine, LA trio Mini Mansions, James Taylor, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear and Andreya Triana.