KELAN Browne has withdrawn from Glór Tíre after admitting a breach of Covid-19 guidelines.
The Ballybofey teenager turned 18 last week and attended a party, which he says was thrown by friends.
As a result of being found in breach of Level 5 restrictions, he has now pulled out of the popular TG4 series.
“As you know I recently turned 18, and my friends, who had the best of intentions threw a small impromptu celebration for me,” he said in a statement.
“I understand that the incident was a breach of government Covid-19 guidelines.
“While I never intended to celebrate my birthday, I have breached the guidelines, and because of this I am withdrawing from the competition, and do so with a heavy heart.”
Browne was the youngest ever contestant on the show and was mentored by country music star Robert Mizzell.
In a comment under Browne’s statement on Facebook, Mizzell wrote: “We are sorry to see you go Keelan keep the chin up and you will fight again another day! You are a great talent.”
Under Level 5 restrictions, organised indoor gatherings are prohibited. New legislation means that organisers and attendees can be fined for breaches.
Browne added: “I am sorry that this happened & want to thank everyone who has, and continues to support me. I wish all of my fellow competitors the very best for the rest of the show.”Tags: