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As the Omicron variant spreads across the country, NBC’s two late-night talk show hosts Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon have announced they have tested positive for COVID-19.
“The bad news is that I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!),” Said Meyers in a tweet Monday. “The good news is, I’m fine (thanks to vaccinations and booster!)”
Meyers said the network canceled the rest of the shows scheduled for Tuesday through Friday.
“Tune in next Monday to see what cool location we’re going to try and pretend to be a studio !!!” Meyers added.
The bad news is that I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!). The good news is that I feel good (thanks vaccines and refresher!) We’re canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we’re going to try to pass off as a studio !!!
– Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 4, 2022
The news of Meyer’s positive COVID case comes a day later Tonight show Host Jimmy Fallon announced that he tested positive for the virus just before Christmas.
In his latest Instagram post, Fallon, who appears to have recovered, says he received a COVID-19 vaccine and booster – and he had only mild symptoms.
“Thanks to the doctors and nurses who work so hard around the clock to annoy everyone,” Fallon wrote. “Thank you NBC for taking the test protocols so seriously and for doing a great job – and thank you for letting me into ‘What’ chu talkin ‘about Willis?’ have recorded. Isolation room when they told me the news. “
Other celebrities who recently tested positive for COVID-19 include Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Jackman, Debra Messing, and LL Cool J.
The U.S. reported a record 1,082,549 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, which is likely to include numbers from the holiday weekend. The 7-day daily average for infections is currently 480,273 per day.