Idol fans created the conspiracy theory that Pike left the ABC reality show because he injured Bryan, who as a result had to sit out last week's live show while lying that he tested positive for coronavirus. Bryan's wife, Caroline, addressed the rumor in a TikTok comment, saying last week: "Trust me, he has COVID. I kinda wish there was a fight. I'm sick of taking care of kids alone and sanitizing. I'm peeing Lysol!!!"