Luke Bryan to miss first 'American Idol' live show due to Covid diagnosis


“I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @AmericanIdol show,” Bryan wrote on social media. “I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon.”

ABC confirmed the information, including that former “American Idol” decide Paula Abdul can be stepping in as a visitor decide alongside judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.

“Luke will be missed at our first #AmericanIdol LIVE show tonight, but he is resting now in quarantine at home and we’re wishing him a speedy recovery,” the community mentioned in a press release posted to Instagram.

Abdul appeared as a decide on “American Idol” for ten seasons throughout the show’s years airing on the FOX community. Her return marks the first time she is going to decide on the collection since its transfer to ABC.

“American Idol” airs Monday at 8 pm ET on ABC.

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