The former Bachelorette star stated that she was recently exposed to the virus in New York City, where incidences of the extremely infectious Omicron variety are on the rise, and that she did not travel “out of an excess of caution” to safeguard her safety on set.
“Miss being with my @BacheloretteABC family tonight!!” she wrote on Twitter. “Tonight is your night @michelleyoung. I’m here in NYC rooting for you as always!!” Adams continued to update viewers through her Instagram Stories.
Her co-host for the last two seasons, fellow former Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe, announced Adams’ absence first thing in the evening.
After two commercial breaks, Bristowe attracted attention to the masked crowd and stated that, in response to real-time talk online, the audience members had all tested negative and would stay disguised for the rest of the show “to take further caution.”
A representative for Warner Horizon, the ABC franchise’s creators, verified to The Hollywood Reporter that the audience members had been completely vaccinated and have “gone through thorough testing.”
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