Luke Bryan Tests Positive For COVID-19, Will Miss Tonight’s First Live ‘American Idol’ Episode

Luke Bryan in a suit

Welp… talk about shitty timing.

Not that there’s ever a good time to catch COVID, but Luke Bryan announced that he has tested positive just as American Idol was set to air its first live show of the season.

Because of the diagnosis, Luke will be forced to sit out tonight’s show and will instead be replaced by former Idol judge Paula Abdul.

Abdul’s return will mark her first appearance on the show since its move to ABC after serving as a judge for 10 seasons during the show’s initial run on Fox.

American Idol has a surprising amount of good country music this year, including a rock solid Tyler Childers cover from Chayce Beckham.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock