Garth Brooks says Michael Ketterer will not play at his upcoming Notre Dame Stadium concert after the America’s Got Talent finalist was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
During his Inside Studio G Facebook Live show on Monday, the country legend, 56, said that he and Ketteter, who placed fifth overall on season 13, agreed “it was best” that the reality star, 41, withdraws from the sold-out show on October 20.
“Called him this weekend, we talked. We decided it was better that he not appear at Notre Dame and not perform there,” Brooks told his viewers. “That family will figure it out and find it within themselves, and of course the good Lord, and figure it out. Michael Ketterer will not be at Notre Dame.”
After Ketterer’s voice blew away AGT judge Simon Cowell during the most recent season of the NBC series, Cowell reached out to Brooks to see if the country legend would write a song for the contestant.
“We’re going to suit you up with a band. We’re going to put you out in front of 85,000 of the sweetest people you’ve ever played for before, and they’re going to be pulling for you like no other. This is going to be good,” Brooks said in response soon after the request on his Facebook Live show.
But a day after he placed fifth on season 13 of the series, Ketterer was arrested at 3:45 p.m. in Hollywood and charged with domestic violence, as first reported by TMZ.
The outlet reported that Ketterer and his wife got into an argument and when police responded to the fight, noticed a mark on her body.
He told TMZ that the incident was a “misunderstanding.”