A ton of celebrities are COVID-19 positive these days, but not because they were at one of Jeff Lewis‘ superspreader events. People says that Hugh Jackman, Whoopi Goldberg, Debra Messing, LL Cool J, and Jessie J have all tested positive for Coronavirus recently. And it’s really hit the late-night circuit too, as hosts of the big-name late shows are dropping like flies. Jimmy Fallon recently had COVID, Seth Meyers just announced he has COVID, and now James Corden has also got COVID. I hope he doesn’t have a fever, but I’m sure if James gets one he’ll be fine since he starred in Netflix’s fever dream, Prom, and will be used to the hallucinatory imagery.
The Late Late Show host popped onto Instagram yesterday to let us all know that a bunch of his upcoming shows are canceled after a positive COVID test. And if any celebrity was recently “driving” in a car with him for Carpool Karaoke, they should probably go get tested. Saying that he was “fully vaccinated” and “boosted,” James seems to have no symptoms and feels “completely fine.”
Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, also announced earlier this week that he got COVID. His show is on pause but will return on Monday and Seth is expected to host remotely. And Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, got Coronavirus right before Christmas. Hopefully, Santa knew to skip his house so he didn’t spread Omicron around.
This isn’t exactly shocking since both New York and Los Angeles are reporting insane daily COVID cases thanks to the hyper-infectious Omicron variant. LA just had 26,754 new cases on Wednesday, and New York had 42,334 yesterday.
Catching COVID-19 might be the worst thing to happen to James Corden in a second, and that’s saying a lot since he was in Cats.