“I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @AmericanIdol show
,” Bryan wrote on 소셜 미디어
. “I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon.
ABC confirmed the news, adding that former “아메리칸 아이돌” judge Paula Abdul will be stepping in as a guest judge 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 network said in a statement posted to 인스 타 그램
Abdul appeared as a judge on “아메리칸 아이돌” for ten seasons during the show’s years airing on the FOX network. Her return marks the first time she will judge on the series since its move to ABC.
“아메리칸 아이돌” airs Monday at 8 pm ET on ABC.