Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are in quarantine and have cancelled everything in their diaries for two weeks after possible exposure to COVID-19.
Brooks announced the news on Twitter on Thursday, just a day before he and wife Trisha were due to co-host American TV show ‘Ellen’.
It is the second time the couple have had to quarantine, following their daughter Allie contracting the virus last summer. On this occasion, someone within the couple’s small inner-circle tested positive during pre-show tests ahead of the television appearance.
It is understood that everyone passed an initial pre-screening test but someone tested positive on their final examination.
The couple have also cancelled the next episodes of their streaming shows “Studio G” and “T’s Coffee Talk”.
Country star Brooks added: “The Queen and I will be quarantining, living on love, and testing every 72 hours.”
Last month, Brooks was tested for the virus several times prior to his appearance at the Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Repeated negative tests at the time allowed him to perform an a-cappella version of ‘Amazing Grace’ from the U.S. Capitol building.
As is the case with most artists, a large chunk of their public appearances had already been rescheduled until later in the year. Brooks will appear on American channel NBC tonight (Sunday) as part of their Grand Ole Opry celebration show, which was pre-recorded before he entered quarantine.