'America's Got Talent' Finalist Michael Ketterer Is Not Performing at Garth Brooks' Concert Following Arrest
Garth Brooks took to Facebook Live on Monday (Sept. 24) to announce that Michael Ketterer will not be singing at his Notre Dame concert on Oct. 20 following the America's Got Talent finalist's arrest.
“Called him this weekend, we talked. We decided it was better that he not appear at Notre Dame and not perform there,” Brooks said during his Inside Studio G live stream. “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.”
The 41-year-old pediatric mental health nurse was taken into custody Sept. 20 on a domestic violence charge. Police were called during a fight with his wife in their Hollywood hotel room, though Ketterer called the whole incident a misunderstanding.
Brooks also discussed the fate of "The Courage to Love," a song he wrote for Ketterer's AGT final performance. “I’ll tell you what, we’ll just stick it in the system," he said. "What we should do, how do we get it to the people? Here’s the deal: it’s a demo. It’s just something you write for somebody else. So it doesn’t even sound like me, it doesn’t sound like me at all. But we can fix this demo and get it out because the main thing is the song and its message."
Watch the live stream below.