One of the more unusual celebrity stories of the last few weeks was the restraining order brought against Ricky Martin in his native Puerto Rico.

The 'Livin' La Vida Loca' singer was alleged to have essentially stalked an unnamed victim, after the victim ended their 7-month-long relationship and the Latino pop star failed to accept it.

It later transpired that Martin's accuser was none other than his 21-year-old nephew Dennis, after Martin's brother Eric took to social media to defend his brother against the claims - alleging that Dennis was mentally ill.

A court hearing took place late last week and the restraining order has since been dropped, with the accuser rescinding the allegations and Martin's name being cleared of all wrongdoing.

He released a statement via his lawyers on social media, saying: "Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the Court. The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter.

"The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case. This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them. We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career."

He also did an on-camera interview in recent days, where he said: "I'm in front of the cameras today because I really need to talk in order to start my healing process.

"I'm glad these claims were proven to be false, but I'm going to tell you the truth, it has been so painful - it has been devastating for me, for my family, for my friends. I don't wish this upon anybody."

He addressed his nephew directly, saying: "To the person who was claiming this nonsense, I wish him the best, and I wish he finds the help so he can start a new life filled with love and truth and joy, and he doesn't hurt anyone else.

"Now, my priority is to heal... with music. I cannot wait to be back on stage. I can't wait to be back in front of the cameras and entertain, which is what I do best."

Martin has since performed publicly at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend, and said in a post "I can already feel there is a before and after. Let’s see what’s ahead of us. One day at a time. To everyone in the audience, thank you so much for the energy you gave me. It filled me up like rocket fuel. You are my vice."

His husband Jwan Yosef also posted a subtle but clear message on his own Instagram, simply captioned: 'Truth prevails.'