‘The Voice’ fans were shocked when they found out Ryan Gallagher was missing from the show. Ryan, who is an Opera singer, had fans believed he was asked to leave because he broke the COVID-19 rules. However, he has now denied these claims.
Ryan was one of the most popular contestants on the show, thanks to his previous appearances on various reality shows. When the singer was set to perform during the live vote session, eagle-eyed fans noticed Ryan was missing.
Many fans were left wondering what had happened. Some feared that he might have been tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). However, there was no concrete answer as to why the singer had left. After weeks trying to figure out why, Ryan himself broke his silence and explained his exit.
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Why did Opera singer Ryan Gallagher leave?
When the news of Ryan’s exit started making headlines, People claimed that the star was asked to leave the show for breaking COVID-19 protocols. However, Ryan has now come forward and is spreading light on what really happened.
Michael Catalano, Ryan’s personal manager, claimed that the accusations made on the star are false. “Last Sunday my client Ryan Gallagher, who was a leading contender as part of Kelly Clarkson’s team on the current season of NBC-TV’s The Voice, was dismissed by NBC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios for an alleged violation of the show’s Covid 19 protocol,” read the statement. “In my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth.”
NBC also responded to these claims and said, “Ryan is a talented artist, however, The Voice has strict Covid protocols in place to secure a safe setting for our crew, coaches and contestants. We were made aware of a breach in those protocols, and after examining the situation, and out of an abundance of caution, we determined that Ryan could not participate in our Monday night show without potentially putting others at risk. Therefore, we made the difficult decision to remove Ryan from the competition.”