Andy Cohen tests positive for coronavirus and cancels at-home Watch What Happens Live
US talkshow host Andy Cohen has revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The TV personality, 51, announced Friday on Instagram the news of his diagnosis, saying he is focused “on getting better”.
Sharing a photograph of himself, visibly exhausted, the father-of-one wrote: “After a few days of self-quarantine and not feeling great, I have tested positive for coronavirus.”
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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.
Watch What Happens Live shelved after Andy Cohen acquires coronavirus.
Cohen explained that his Bravo broadcast chat show, Watch What Happens Live, will be postponed as a result of the news.
“As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do Watch What Happens Live from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better”, Cohen said.
He added: “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.”
Like many other television shows snarled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Watch What Happens Live will shut down production.
Its last show will air out of the New York City studio March 12, a decision that comes after the product told Variety he planned on filming the late show out of his own apartment.
“Our show is arguably the most lo-tech show in late-night in its current form,” he explained.
“So the idea of taking it down even further a few notches is just ironic and hilarious.
“I mean, we’re the show that I still can’t believe gets a live signal out of a very small clubhouse in Soho. So we will now be from my own clubhouse in the West Village.
“My show has always been something of a little coffee klatch, party-line type show. And this seemed like a very natural extension of not only the show, but obviously the times that we’re in right now.”