Here's Why Kelsea Ballerini is Co-Hosting the CMT Music Awards Remotely

Here's Why Kelsea Ballerini is Co-Hosting the CMT Music Awards Remotely

The 2022 CMT Music Awards are tonight (April 11) and co-host Kelsea Ballerini is not there in person!

The 28-year-old singer was set to co-host alongside Anthony Mackie, but unfortunately she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.

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“Alright friends, I have some good news and I have some bad news,” she shared in a video on Instagram. “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 that I’m feeling a lot better and the incredible CMT family and my team have brought part of the CMT set to my house, to my little bubble, and set it up to where I can still host and perform.”

“It is certainly not what we expected or planned for, but we are doing our damn best,” Kelsea continued. “So I will still see you tonight on the awards and let’s make some lemonade together out of these very bitter lemons. Guys, I’m so sorry. But have so much fun for me if you are going to the show and if you are watching on TV, I will see you there.”

CMT then confirmed that Kane Brown will be stepping in to help co-host the show in person, while Kelsea will take on some of her hosting duties remotely.

The 2022 CMT Music Awards are taking place TONIGHT (April 11) from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. They will air on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

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