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Is Kelsea Ballerini Still Hosting The CMT Awards? Singer Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Show

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Apr. 11 2022, Published 10:33 a.m. ET

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Poor timing: Kelsea Ballerini revealed that she has COVID-19 on Monday, April 11 — the same day the singer is supposed to host the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tenn.

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The blonde beauty took to Instagram to announce what was going on in her life. "Alright, friends. I have some bad news and I have some good news. The bad news is that I tested positive for COVID-19, and the CMT Awards are tonight. Unfortunately, I cannot be there anymore, and I am devastated. But the good news is that I am feeling a lot better — 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 had expected or planned for, but we are doing our damn best. So, I will still see you tonight at the awards and let's make some lemonade together out of these big, scary bitter lemons. Yeah, guys, I am so sorry but 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."

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Of course, fans were supportive and happy she was doing OK. Ballerini's trainer Erin Oprea gushed, "You’re going to crush it even from you home!!! Kick butt kelsea!!!" while Carly Pearce added, "❤️❤️❤️❤️ still gonna kill it!!!"

Ballerini also quipped, "IF YOU THINK IM NOT USING MY DRIVEWAY AS A RUNWAY FOR ALL MY LEWKS YOUD BE WRONG THOUGH 💪🏼."

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The "Miss Me More" crooner is no stranger to being the host — she and Kane Brown teamed up in 2021.

"Last year [was notable] because one of the first times [as an industry] back in an arena setting in front of people was pretty jarring ... it was still a shock to the system," admitted the Tennessee native. "But we have a year under our belts now, so it should be a little more warm and fuzzy this year."

The CMT Awards air tonight, Monday, April 11, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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