Entertainment Luke Bryan Returns As ‘American Idol’ Judge After Missing First Live Show Due To Positive Covid Test
Luke Bryan Shares Video Of Injury After Painful Fish Hook Accident
Luke Bryan suffered a nasty-looking fishing injury while out on the water on Tuesday. The “American Idol” judge took to Instagram to share a video showing a fish hook, which had become embedded into his hand. RELATED: Alex Miller And EmiSunshine Perform Johnny Cash’s ‘Walk The Line’ On ‘American Idol’ In Spite Of Luke Bryan’s Advice View this post on Instagram A post shared by Luke Bryan Official (@lukebryan) "Dammit," wrote the country music star captioning the graphic clip. "This is gonna leave a mark," he comments in the video, before adding, "Pretty sure that's in my bone.
‘s released a video message this evening confirming his return to the judges’ table for tonight’s show. He missed the first live show of the season last week after contracting .
The country singer, who joined the ABC series at the top of its 16th season, revealed the news on Twitter. He wrote, “I’m back and I’ll see y’all shortly for American Idol! We’re live at 8/7c and voting starts at the top of the show. Tune in! #americanidol.”
Bryan added in an accompanying video message, “I’m back and feeling awesome. I’m so glad to be back at the judges’ table.”
NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game
The NHL has decided to ere on the side of caution as a result of Adam Gaudette’s positive COVID-19 test. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that tonight’s game between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed. TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the decision was made after more information has surfaced regarding Vancouver’s test results; that information obviously has not yet been made public.
The decorated country singer was replaced by original American Idol judge Paula Abdul last week. Bryan left an empty seat at the judges’ table for the episode while Abdul stepped in to help Lionel Richie and Katy Perry make their decisions.
Prior to contracting COVID-19, Bryan was not known to receive any vaccinations. This may have been due to the fact that his home state is Tennessee, and unlike many of his co-stars, he would have had to fly back to Tennessee to receive the vaccination legally. The vaccination process in Nashville opened to all adults on March 31st.
For the live show, audience members will be masked, tested and seated in pods with their immediate households, American Idol showrunner Trish KinaneBehind the scenes, the ABC series follows rigorous COVID-19 guidelines and has worked with the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
NHL postpones Canucks' next three games due to COVID
The NHL has postponed three more games for the Vancouver Canucks, shutting them down through April 6 after Travis Hamonic was added to the COVID protocol on Thursday. Hamonic joined Adam Gaudette, who has tested positive for coronavirus and a member of the team’s coaching staff. © Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports The NHL has shut down the Canucks through April 6. The league is hoping that the Canucks will be able to play on April 8 against the Calgary Flames, but games against the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets in the coming days will have to be pushed. All practices have also been canceled for the time being.
American Idol is produced by Fremantle and Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment. Executive producers include Fremantle’s Trish Kinane, also serving as showrunner, Jennifer Mullin, Megan Wolflick with Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serving as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.
Watch Luke Bryan’s announcement in full below.
I’m BACK and I’ll see y’all shortly for! We’re live at 8/7c and voting starts at the top of the show. Tune in!
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline)
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NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for May 8, 2021 .
Players in the protocol are: Colorado's Devan Dubnyk and Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov.Calgary – TBA