Kelsea Ballerini was all set to host the CMT Music Awards tonight with actor Anthony Mackie and then she tested positive for COVID -19. Don’t worry; she will still appear on tonight’s (4/11) show, which airs on CBS.
Kelsea posted a video this morning with the news. She said in the one-minute clip, “Alright, friends, I have some bad news, and I have some good news. The bad news is 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, and I am devastated; I am gutted. But the good news is I am feeling a lot better, and the incredible CMT family and my team have brought part of the CMT set up my house to my little bubble and set it up so that I can still host and perform.”
She added, “It is certainly not what we had hoped and planned for, but we are doing our best. So I will still see you tonight on the awards, and let’s make some lemonade together out of these bitter lemons. So, have so much fun for me if you’re going to the show, and if you’re watching on TV, I will see you there.”
Carly Pearce responded to her post, writing, “still gonna kill it!!!”
Ballerini herself responded to the post, “IF YOU THINK IM NOT USING MY DRIVEWAY AS A RUNWAY FOR ALL MY LEWKS, YOUD BE WRONG THOUGH.”