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Ryan Gallagher’s manager denies The Voice contestant broke coronavirus rules

Ryan Gallagher’s manager denies The Voice contestant broke coronavirus rules after he’s removed from show amid alleged breach of ‘strict COVID protocols’

Ryan Gallagher’s manager said ‘there is more to the story’ and that his client practiced proper coronavirus protocol after The Voice contestant was removed from the show after an alleged breach of ‘strict COVID protocols.’

Last week, host Carson Daly said that the 32-year-old vocalist, who was on Kelly Clarkson’s team, ‘had to exit the competition;’ NBC and MGM later said in a statement that he was taken off after violation of the show’s ‘strict COVID protocols.’

The broadcasting organizations said that ‘after examining the situation, and out of abundance of caution, we determined that Ryan could not participate in our Monday night show without potentially putting others at risk. 

The latest: Ryan Gallagher’s manager said ‘there is more to the story’ and that his client, 32, practiced proper coronavirus protocol after The Voice contestant was removed from the show after an alleged breach of ‘strict COVID protocols’

‘Therefore, we made the difficult decision to remove Ryan from the competition’

Gallagher’s manager Michael Catalano told People that Gallagher ‘understands all too well how serious the Covid 19 pandemic is in this country and around the world’ as his own mother spent three weeks in the ICU of a Michigan hospital battling the virus.

‘It was a scary time for Ryan and his family and he certainly would not knowingly put anyone at risk by not adhering to the show’s COVID-19 policy,’ Catalano said. ‘As you can imagine there is more to the story here than the show has announced and at an appropriate time and place of our choosing Ryan will respond to these damaging allegations.’

Catalano said that Gallagher was ‘devastated by the show’s dismissal’ as ‘a career as a singer/performer has been his life-long dream.’

The 32-year-old vocalist was on Kelly Clarkson's team on the NBC program

The 32-year-old vocalist was on Kelly Clarkson’s team on the NBC program

Gallagher's manager Michael Catalano said the singer 'understands all too well how serious the Covid 19 pandemic is in this country and around the world' as his own mother spent three weeks in the ICU of a Michigan hospital battling the virus

Gallagher’s manager Michael Catalano said the singer ‘understands all too well how serious the Covid 19 pandemic is in this country and around the world’ as his own mother spent three weeks in the ICU of a Michigan hospital battling the virus 

He added: ‘Ryan is so touched by the massive outpouring of support he has received from thousands of viewers who were hugely disappointed by the show’s actions and are vowing to support him in his future endeavors. 

‘He remains very, very appreciative. Thank you for your continued support of Ryan Gallagher during this difficult time.’

On Monday, Gallagher thanked his fans via social media with a vague acknowledgement of his absence.

‘Thank you everybody for the concern for my family,’ he said. ‘However, everybody’s fine. That’s not the cause of what happened tonight on The Voice. I didn’t drop out of the show, details are still to come, I’ll keep you posted.’ 

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