Michael Ketterer, 5th placer in this year's America's Got Talent, was apprehended for domestic violence. The singer got into a fight with his wife.
The singer was taken into custody by the LAPD on Sept. 2. According to the authorities, his wife had a red mark on her body when they came onto the scene. Ketterer was then cuffed because of the injury, however, he was released after he had paid $50,000 bail.
Domestic Violence Case Against Michael Ketterer
According to the alleged abuser, his arrest was due to a big misunderstanding. Although he admitted that he got into an argument with his wife in a hotel room, his wife told the authorities that she did not want to push through with the charges against him. Despite this, the cops still apprehended him, reminding him that the law is the law.
The authorities reported that his case has been lifted down to a misdemeanor because of the injury's minor nature. The case will be referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney.
Notably, the singer and father of six garnered Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer on the hit reality show. This made him advance to the live shows. Furthermore, he made Cowell cry in his quarterfinals performance after he had revealed that his partner almost passed away while she was giving birth.
America's Got Talent Journey
Ketterer works as a pediatric mental health care nurse and he is also a part-time workship leader. Five of his children were adopted from foster cares.
On the first part of the finale, the 41-year-old singer performed an amazing rendition of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." He stated that he dedicated his final performance to God.
Additionally, he collaborated with known singer Garth Brooks due to Cowell's request on a song for the talent competition's season finale. Cowell also said on the post-show red carpet that he will help the singer with his music career.
"I told Simon last week, the opportunity to write, and the opportunity to write for someone else, I haven't done that in a while," said Brooks in Inside Studio G, his Facebook live show.
The singer also invited the Knoxville, Tennessee native to perform at his Notre Dame Concert on Oct. 20. Notably, the concert was sold out.
"We're going to suit you up with a band. We're going to put you out in front of 85,000 of the sweetest people you've ever played for before, and they're going to be pulling for you like no other. This is going to be good," he said.
The singer was shocked when the blessing came. He stated that what is happening in his life now is beyond anything he could ever have thought or imagined.
The singer's representatives from the show and his talent agency still have not yet released a comment on the domestic violence involving Ketterer.