America’s Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer won hearts with his performance of the song written for him by Garth Brooks The Courage To Love.
But then the 41-year-old father of six got arrested on a domestic violence charge following an altercation with his wife Ivey at a Hollywood hotel.
As a result, country superstar Brooks announced Monday that a plan to have Ketterer perform with him at his upcoming Notre Dame concert has been nixed.
Canceled: Garth Brooks announced on his Facebook Live show Monday that AGT finalist Michael Ketterer won’t perform at his Notre Dame concert after Ketterer’s arrest last week
On Monday’s edition of his Facebook Live show Inside Studio G, Brooks told fans he called Ketterer over the weekend for a chat.
‘We decided it was better that he not appear at Notre Dame and perform there,’ the singer and songwriter said.
‘That family, they 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.’
On the America’s Gt Talent season finale, Ketterer, 41, gave an emotional performance of the song The Courage To Love written especially for him by Brooks
AGT judge Simon Cowell, pictured congratulating Ketterer who was flanked by his wife Ivey and kids, had asked the country music star to pen the ballad
Ketter, a 41-year-old pediatric mental nurse from Orange County, California, won over AGT viewers with the story of how he and his wife adopted six boys after their daughter said she wanted brothers.
Ketterer was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer pick this season and Cowell had called on Brooks to write a song for the contestant, and the country legend obliged.
Last Thursday, though, just two days after Ketterer placed fifth on the AGT season finale, he was arrested by officers from the LAPD after they were called to the hotel where he and his wife were staying.
Ketterer was arrested on felony domestic violence charges last Thursday after police officers observed a ‘visible red mark’ on his wife’s face following an altercation at a Hollywood hotel
Ketterer, a pediatric nurse from Orange County, California, was charged and released on $50,000bail. He and Ivey share six kids, five of whom are adopted
‘That family, they 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,’ Brooks said Monday
Ketterer was taken into custody on felony domestic violence charges after officers observed a ‘visible red mark’ on his wife’s face.
He was booked and then released on $50,000 bail and the case has been referred to the LA City Attorney’s office.
Ketterer later told TMZ that the whole incident was a big ‘misunderstanding’ and that his wife hadn’t wanted to press charges.
Ketterer later told TMZ that the whole incident was a big ‘misunderstanding’ and that his wife hadn’t wanted to press charges.’