Another country star has been forced to pull out of the CMA Awards after testing positive for the coronavirus. As we already told you, it was revealed over the weekend that Lee Brice had tested positive, and now Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard has as well.
“Some of y’all guessed it,” Tyler shared on Instagram. “Got the Rona. Asymptomatic. Quarantining on bus. Miss my family. Writing songs. Thankful.”
Tyler’s positive test means FGL will no longer be performing on tomorrow’s CMA telecast.
“As you may have heard, unfortunately Lee Brice and Tyler Hubbard both tested positive for COVID-19 and are unable to join us for the CMA Awards on Wednesday night,” the CMA shared. “Although this is incredibly disappointing, not only for the show but also for CMA personally as we care deeply for these artists and only want the best for them and their families, it does reassure us that our protocols are working.” They add, “Our process enabled us to manage each situation immediately and before either artist ever entered our set. Most importantly, it prevented anyone else from being exposed.”
Tyler’s wife Hayley later explained on Instagram that the whole family has been quarantined since Tyler got his first positive test last Wednesday after finding out he may have been exposed. She noted, “He did infect two other people and it’s seriously a miracle I don’t have it, because he was barely in the same room [with the other people].”
Hayley, who said their infant son Atlas is being cared for by the nanny, added, “The hardest part for us was going through that list of people we had come into contact with prior to his positive test, thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, we could have infected them and not even known it.'” She adds, “This has already affected our life and it’s going to affect so many more lives. It’s just such a domino effect. You really realize it when you’re in it.”