Josh Groban isn't ditching his mask in the air, despite the new rule allowing people to fly without covering their mouth and nose ... and he has reasons why.
We got Josh at LAX Tuesday, and he puts it plainly -- his voice is his livelihood, so extra protection is needed.
Josh acknowledges he may be in the minority -- people on his flight were cheering when the captain came on and said masks were no longer required. But, Josh has a different, personal point of view ... partly because of his parents. There's also the business of touring that makes going maskless problematic.
A federal judge ruled Monday the CDC's mandatory mask policy on planes was illegal. The Justice Dept. has said if the CDC wants to appeal they will oblige. For now ... no masks.
On a completely separate subject, we ask Josh about a bug named after Taylor Swift. Yeah, we asked that.