Bravo “Watch What Happens Live” host and producer Andy Cohen announced on Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Cohen wrote in an Instagram post. “I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us. And urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”
Cohen also said while he thought he could push through his illness to film new episodes of his show. He will be taking a break so he can recover.
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After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.
His announcement comes after Bravo had said in a press release on Friday that new episodes of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” would be filmed remotely from Cohen’s apartment in New York.
“Host and executive producer Andy Cohen will check in with Bravolebrity and celebrity guests for a kiki from the couch. With special games, at-home show-and-tells and surprises. Kicking off the virtual party this Sunday are guests Nene Leakes, Jerry O’Connell, and Ramona Singer,” the release read.
Other celebrities who have revealed a positive coronavirus diagnosis include Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson. So NBA player Kevin Durant and actor Idris Elba, among others.