The American Idol judge and country singer revealed the news to his fans on social media, and will miss the first live show of the season.
“I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @americanidol show,” he wrote. “I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon.”
I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @AmericanIdol show. I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) April 12, 2021
Luke‘s Idol judge seat will be filled, and not just by anybody!
Click inside to see who will guest judge on “American Idol” in Luke Bryan’s place…
It’s Paula Abdul!
The Idol team announced the change on their own social pages.
“We’re so excited to announce Paula Abdul will be stepping in as a guest judge to join Lionel Richie and Katy Perry as we get closer to crowning a new winner!” they said on Instagram.
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