Contestant Ryan Gallagher has been removed from competition after violating the production`s COVID-19 protocols, EW has learned. «Thank you all for taking care of my family,» he said. «But everyone is fine. That`s not the cause of what happened tonight on The Voice. I have not left the show, details will follow, I will keep you posted. Former «The Voice» contestant Ryan Gallagher, who abruptly left the show from the singing contest, denies the nature of his exit, saying he didn`t break the rules put in place during the pandemic. Ryan Gallagher was forced to leave The Voice after violating COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of participants, coaches and the team, Billboard reported Tuesday. Francesca Gariano is a freelance journalist based in New York City who covers culture, entertainment, beauty, lifestyle and wellness. She freelances for TODAY.com, covering pop culture and breaking news. «Thank you for your concern for my family, but everyone is fine,» he said in a short video. «That`s not the cause of what happened tonight on The Voice. I didn`t give up on the show. Details will follow. Shortly after, Gallagher uploaded a cryptic photo of himself with the caption «2020, you`re interesting.» Host Carson Daly unexpectedly announced that the classic singer, who was part of Kelly Clarkson`s team, left the show on Monday, October 30.

Days later, NBC announced that he had been fired for allegedly violating the network`s «strict» coronavirus rules. On Tuesday, however, Billboard.com reported that Gallagher, 31, had been barred from the reality TV competition for violating COVID-19 protocols. But Gallagher`s representatives say the singer, whose mother was recently hospitalized with the coronavirus, did not knowingly violate the rules of «The Voice.» Now we know why Ryan Gallagher from small-town Michigan wasn`t on «The Voice» last night to hear his fate from America`s Vote of the knockout round. The singer was forced to leave NBC`s hit reality TV singing contest for breaking the show`s Covid rules. Ryan Gallagher, a former contestant on the current season of NBC`s «The Voice,» denies violating COVID-19 protocols, which is why he stopped appearing on the reality show last week, according to the network. «As you can imagine, there`s more to the story here than the announced show, and at an appropriate time and location of our choosing, Ryan will respond to these damaging allegations,» the singer`s manager added. Ryan, whose performing career began at age 15 as a backup singer for Josh Groban in Michigan, is devastated by the show`s firing. A career as a singer/performer was his lifelong dream.

In his statement, Catalano, Gallagher, 32, «understands all too well how serious the Covid-19 pandemic is in this country and in the world. In fact, Ryan`s mother was recently hospitalized in Michigan with Covid-19 and spent three weeks in intensive care. It was a scary time for Ryan and his family and he certainly wouldn`t put anyone at risk by not adhering to the show`s Covid-19 policy. In response, NBC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios released a statement saying, «Ryan is a talented artist, but The Voice has strict COVID protocols in place to ensure a safe set for our team, coaches and competitors. A week after contestant Ryan Gallagher abruptly left «The Voice,» his manager denies allegations that it was due to a violation of the show`s COVID-19 protocols. «As you can imagine, there`s more to the story here than the announced series, and at the appropriate time and place of our choosing, Ryan will respond to these damaging allegations,» he continued, before explaining how «the massive outpouring of support» meant to his client. Gallagher competed against Taryn Papa of Team Blake, Julia Cooper of Team Legend and Larriah Jackson of Team Gwen, with the vote of Papa America winning. In a Nov. 16 Instagram post, Gallagher shared that he had returned to Michigan a few weeks earlier to visit his mother. It is not clear if the trip is related to his downfall. Catalano said Gallagher was «devastated by the rejection of the show» because «a career as a singer/performer was his lifelong dream.» Ryan Gallagher, a former contestant on the current season of The Voice, denies being kicked off the show for violating COVID-19 protocols. Before his performance of Celine Dion`s I Surrender, he spoke about the emotion he felt about his mother`s illness.

On Monday`s episode of «The Voice,» host Carson Daly announced that Gallagher «has to leave the competition.» A source close to the show told TODAY that Gallagher violated the show`s strict COVID-19 protocols and was fired «from a plethora of precautions.» On December 4, Gallagher wrote in a post that «it`s been a weird/stressful week. I am grateful to each of you for your continued support and love during this new development. Expect more facts! «We can`t keep him competing and potentially endanger others,» the source said at the time. The Voice`s US contestant Ryan Gallagher denied violating COVID-19 protocols before being kicked out of the competition. On the same day, Gallagher alluded to the situation in his Instagram story. In a previous Instagram video shared in November. 16, Gallagher said he recently returned to Michigan from Los Angeles to visit his family. «He remains very, very grateful. Thank you for your continued support of Ryan Gallagher during this difficult time. Gallagher had one of the most unique sounds ever released in the history of «The Voice.» The opera singer looked like Josh Groban.

At last week`s Four-Way Knockout, he performed Andrea Bocelli`s «Time To Say Goodbye» and received praise from coaches as he has throughout his journey. «Ryan, you`re above everyone else because nobody sings like you,» coach Kelly Clarkson said. «It was a scary time for Ryan and his family and he certainly wouldn`t put anyone at risk by not complying with the show`s COVID-19 policy,» Catalano added.