Luke Bryan is not going to be showing on the first live “American Idol” show of Season 19 as a result of he examined constructive for COVID-19.
The nation singer and decide on the hit ABC sequence introduced the information through Twitter forward of the show’s taping on Monday.
“I’m doing nicely and sit up for being again at it quickly,” he reassured followers.
He additionally shared the identical message on his Instagram Story.
Followers took to the feedback to ship their well-wishes and share their very own experiences with the virus.
Shortly after his announcement, Paula Abdul revealed that she could be visitor judging and filling in for Bryan. Abdul served as a decide on “American Idol” from 2002 till 2009.
It’s unclear if Bryan’s spouse Caroline Boyer additionally examined constructive for coronavirus. The couple — who’ve been married since 2006 — share two sons Thomas, 13, and Tatum, 10.
Bryan, 44, has been a decide on the singing competitors show since Season 16 (2018) when it was rebooted on ABC.
The show is presently on Season 19 with Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie all serving as judges.
The season premiered in February 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic with a combination of contestants auditioning just about and in individual for a spot in the competitors.
Monday’s episode will reveal the High 12 contestants.
Ryan Seacrest hosts the show. Earlier this yr, across the time the brand new season of “American Idol” was beginning, Seacrest introduced he was leaving “E!’s Live From the Crimson Carpet” after 14 years.
“I’ll miss the entire crew that works so arduous behind the scenes and naturally my superb accomplice Giuliana [Rancic],” he stated. “Because of everybody for watching all these years.”
Forward of the 2021 Golden Globes, he promoted the singing sequence on social media with a steamy bathe Instagram.