- 03 Jun 21
The country singer hosted 50 people in his home in Fermanagh to celebrate his 31st birthday.
Nathan Carter has apologised for breaching Covid restrictions after hosting a party to celebrate his 31st birthday last Friday.
The party took place in the 'Wagon Wheel' singer's Fermanagh home - organised by family members visiting from his hometown of Liverpool.
Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland allow for six people from two households to meet inside, not including children. Up to 15 people, including children, from three different households are allowed to meet outdoors.
The PSNI reportedly handed out fourteen £200 Covid fines to attendees and a £1,000 fine to the organiser of the event, as well as issuing a prohibition notice.
In response to the reports, the singer has apologised for attending the event.
“I wish to confirm the attendance of the PSNI at my residence on Friday 28th May, 2021," he said.
“My family visiting from Liverpool had organised a barbecue for my birthday. They believed that this gathering was within the current Covid-19 restrictions in the North; however, it transpires that it was not."
He also said that the fines issued have already been paid, adding: "Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I fully apologise".
The country music star has recently been filling in for Hugo Duncan on his popular BBC Radio Ulster show.