Stephen Gately's family has apologised for comments the late star made about his hometown in his new children's book - after he referred to the area as one of "the poorest parts of Dublin" and a hotbed of "terrorist activity".
The Boyzone star passed away last year (09) before he completed The Tree of Seasons, which was finished with the help of his partner Andrew Cowles and his bandmates.
The book is set for release this month (May10), and Gately's relatives have spoken out to clarify his references to the area in Dublin where he grew up - insisting the singer would have been moved by the support in his hometown after his tragic death.
A statement from Gately's parents, Margaret and Martin, reads, "The Gately family wish to make it clear that these statements do not reflect the views of the family themselves. After Stephen's sudden death the community came together in the area where Stephen grew up and showed the utmost respect for the family and in particular for their beautiful, young son Stephen."