'AGT' Finalist Michael Ketterer Arrested For Domestic Violence

By Peyton Blakemore

September 22, 2018

Former America's Got Talent star Michael Ketterer was arrested for felony domestic violence on Thursday (September 20). According to TMZ, the fan-favorite singer, who finished in 5th place on this season of AGT, was taken into police custody after an alleged fight with his wife in their Hollywood hotel room. 

When law enforcement officers arrived on the scene, they reportedly noticed that Michael's wife had a visible red mark on her body. The singer was then cuffed and charged with domestic violence. He was later released after posting $50,000 bail. 

Following his arrest, Michael told TMZ the arrest was a big "misunderstanding." While he admitted that he and his wife got into an argument and that cops were called, he said she told authorities she didn't want to press charges. However, Michael said police offers arrested him anyway, "telling him the law's the law."

Michael's arrest came hours after he sang a song written for him by Garth Brooks during the AGT season finale on Wednesday (September 19). "When he sang the Garth Brooks song, it was one of those magic moments where the song connected, he connected, his voice was better, you could feel it in the crowd," AGT host Simon Cowell said after the show. "I was pulling for him. I'm not going to lie." 

Michael, who is a pediatric nurse, instantly became an AGT fan-favorite after his first audition. After sharing his heart-warming story about being a father of six (including five adopted from foster care), he captured audiences with his emotional performance of "To Love Somebody." The audition ultimately scored him Simon's Golden Buzzer.

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