Kaitlyn Bristowe Suffers Panic Attack and Misses People's Choice Country Awards Red Carpet

Kaitlyn Bristowe shared why she missed the People's Choice Country Awards, airing on NBC and Peacock on Sept. 28, detailing how her "body had other plans."

By Lindsay Weinberg Sep 28, 2023 11:41 PMTags
Watch: Jason Tartick Talks Kaitlyn Bristowe Breakup at PCCAs

Kaitlyn Bristowe is getting candid on her pain. 

The Bachelor Nation star shared that she suffered a panic attack ahead of the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards on Sept. 28 and decided to miss the red carpet event.

"These pics were all taken today," she captioned emotional selfies on Instagram. "Today was rough. But I pushed through. Was supposed to go to the peoples choice country music awards tonight but my body had other plans."

Kaitlyn said she had the panic attack—only the fourth in her life—and decided to do "a light work out to move my body, a relaxing facial, hair appointment, and now I just need rest."

The 38-year-old added, "Listen to your body. emotions are wild man."

The update comes nearly two months after news broke of her breakup from fiancé Jason Tartick, who stepped out on the red carpet at the People's Choice Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn. (See all the stars here.)

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At the show, Jason exclusively told E! News, "I hope both Kaitlyn and I are fine. She's an awesome person. I will always have a special place in my heart for her."

In his interview, airing tonight on E!, he also shared that the exes are both "working through it," adding, "Everything's going alright, you know, day by day, there's highs and lows. These situations are never easy."


Hosted by Little Big Town, the 2023 People's Choice Country Awards will see performances by country stars Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Dan + Shay and more during the show, which is airing on NBC and Peacock.

Toby Keith will not only be performing but the legend will also receive the Country Icon Award during the ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Other stars up for awards at the inaugural show include Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen.


While Kaitlyn won't be present, see more stars step out at the award show:

Kristin Cavallari

Kane Brown

In Allen Edmond shoes.

Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott & Dave Haywood of Lady A

Blake Shelton & Wynonna Judd

Eric Decker & Jessie James Decker

Jessie in Simkhai.

Dan + Shay

Kelsea Ballerini

In Coach.

Nikki Garcia

In Moschino.

The Brothers Osborne

HARDY & Lainey Wilson

Carly Pearce

Chris Young

Mickey Guyton

Toby Keith & Tricia Lucus

Carly Waddell

Hannah Brown

In Pamella Roland dress and Alexandre Birman shoes.

Jason Tartick

In Allen Edmond shoes.

Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman & Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town

Gabby Barrett

Scotty McCreery & Gabi Dugal McCreery

Wynonna Judd

Tanya Trotter & Michael Trotter Jr. of The War and Treaty

Adam Doleac

Lauren Alaina

Randy Travis & Mary Davis

Priscilla Block

Hunter Hayes

Dustin Lynch

Leanne Morgan

Drew Knotts & Tayler Holder

View More Photos From 2023 People's Choice Country Awards: Red Carpet Fashion
Check out E! News' People's Choice Country Awards page for a full recap of every show-stopping moment and photos from the inaugural ceremony.

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