ON the day of the CMT Music Awards Kelsea Ballerini revealed that she would not be able to host in person at the award show.
Kelsea Ballerini took to her Instagram to reveal to viewers why she would not be attending the CMT Music Awards.
Why is Kelsea Ballerini hosting from home?
The 28-year-old country music singer announced to her followers that she would be hosting from home due to Covid.
“Alright friends, I have some bad news, and I have some good news,” Ballerini said in her video.
“The bad news is that a couple of days ago I tested positive for COVID and the CMT Awards are tonight, so unfortunately I cannot be there in person anymore.”
She added that she was devastated by her diagnosis but reported feeling “a lot better.”
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“The incredible CMT team and my team have bought part of the CMT set to my house, to my little bubble, and set it up to where I can still host and perform,” she said.
“It is certainly not what we had expected or planned for, but we are doing our damn best. … Let’s make some lemonade together out of these very bitter lemons.”
Who is hosting the CMT Music Awards 2022?
On April 11, 2022, PEOPLE reported that a few country artists will be hosting the award show.
Kane Brown will be taking over as the in-person host for Ballerini.
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Anthony Mackie will also be assisting in hosting the music award show while Ballerini hosts and performs from home.
PEOPLE obtained a statement directly from the CMT Music Awards confirming the news.
“CMT Music Awards co-host, Kelsea Ballerini, tested positive for COVID-19.”
“Fortunately, she is asymptomatic and remains excited to co-host the show (remotely),” the statement continued.
When are the CMT Music Awards?
The 2022 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CBS on Monday, April 11, at 8pm EST.
Viewers can watch the show live on their local CBS stations.
The award show will also be available to stream for Paramount+ subscribers.
Some of the award show presenters include:
- Kacey Musgraves
- LeAnn Rimes
- Faith Hill
- Isabel May
- Jimmie Allen
Some performers include Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Cody Johnson, and more.
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