“I’m sad to say I won’t be part of @AmericanIdol’s first live show tonight,” continued Bryan social media
. “I’ve tested positive for COVID
but I’m fine and look forward to going back soon.”
ABC confirmed the news, adding that former American Idol judge Paula Abdul will guest judge alongside judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
“Luke will go missing on our first #AmericanIdol LIVE show tonight, but he is now resting at home in quarantine and we wish him a speedy recovery,” the network said in a statement posted on Instagram.
Abdul appeared as a judge on American Idol for ten seasons during the show’s years that aired on the FOX Network. Her return marks the first time she has judged the series since joining ABC.
“American Idol” will air on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.