Editors at tabloid magazine OK! have apologised to Katy Perry for running a story about her alleged pregnancy.
Sources told the publication the pop superstar was with child and magazine bosses printed the article earlier this month as part of a cover story that also suggested she was planning to wed John Mayer.
However, it appears the story was completely untrue and OK! executives have published an apology, obtained by GossipCop.com.
The statement reads: "In the March 2, 2015 print edition of OK! Magazine, we wrongly stated that Katy Perry was pregnant, and that she was planning a wedding.
"We acknowledge that Ms Perry is not pregnant, and she is not planning a wedding.
"We regret the mistake and sincerely apologise to Ms Perry for publishing the error.
"We also apologise for including paparazzi photos of Ms Perry that had been taken with a long lens while she was having a private function at her home."
When OK! bosses tweeted the big pregnancy reveal, Perry retweeted and wrote: "REMEMBER these magazines are fiction designed for entertainment. NO ONE speaks for me."