Tayshia Adams, who had been visiting New York City, explained...

Tayshia Adams, who had been visiting New York City, explained she had been exposed to the coronavirus and chose not to attend Tuesday night's live "Bachelorette" finale "out of abundance of caution." Credit: Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Bryan Bedder

"The Bachelorette" co-host Tayshia Adams missed the live finale of season 18 Tuesday night because she had contracted COVID-19.

"Miss being with my @BacheloretteABC family tonight!!" Adams, 31, the star of season 16, tweeted Tuesday soon after the episode began. "Was recently exposed here in NYC and out of abundance of caution, I didn't travel to ensure all are safe on set!"

Referring to star Michelle Young, who chose Nayte Olukoya in the finale, Adams wrote, "Tonight is your night @michelleyoung, I'm here in NYC rooting for you as always!!"

The same day, in a video on Instagram stories, where posts cycle out after 24 hours, Adams said, "As you guys may know it's a little crazy here in New York and I was recently exposed, so just as an abundance of caution for Michelle to have her night, as well as [co-host] Kaitlin [Bristowe] and all the crew to produce this live finale tonight. I will not be there in person. But that does not mean I will not be tuning in, popping my popcorn, enjoying it all." Bristowe, 36, star of season 11, on Wednesday wrote in graphical text on Instagram Stories, "Tayshia I missed you last night."

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