The pandemic isn’t over. Simply because it did in 2020 and 2021, Hollywood’s A-list continues to be affected by COVID-19 in 2022 — however they largely attribute their quick recoveries to vaccines.
In January, Late Night time With Seth Meyers solely returned from vacation break for one present earlier than instantly having to go on hiatus amid the omicron variant’s prevalence.
“The dangerous information is, I examined optimistic for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the excellent news is, I really feel fantastic (thanks vaccines and booster!),” Seth Meyers wrote through Twitter on January 4. “We’re canceling the remainder of the exhibits this week, so tune in subsequent Monday to see what cool location we’ll try to move off as a studio!!!”
Meyers’ fellow NBC late evening host Jimmy Fallon revealed a day prior that he’d not too long ago recovered from COVID-19. The Saturday Night time Stay alum made it clear that he examined detrimental earlier than returning to The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 3.
“Hey guys, on the primary day of our vacation break I examined optimistic for Covid,” he captioned a photograph through Instagram of himself masked in a room marked “reserved for testing use.” The room was embellished with an iconic Diff’hire Strokes quote, which Fallon appreciated.
He continued, “I used to be vaccinated and boostered which made me fortunate sufficient to solely have gentle signs. Thanks to the docs and nurses who work so onerous across the clock to get everybody vaxxed. Thanks to NBC for taking the testing protocols so critically and doing an excellent job – and in addition thanks for placing me within the ‘What ‘chu talkin’ about Willis?’ isolation room once they advised me the information.”
Within the feedback part, Fallon advised a fan that he fully recovered, writing, “The optimistic got here again on 12/18. Again at work at this time and feeling 100%!”
The NBC hosts each advocated for vaccination. As of January, the CDC beneficial a booster shot for individuals over age 16 5 months after finishing the first sequence. Meyers and Fallon every had a booster earlier than testing optimistic.
Equally, Whoopi Goldberg additionally had a breakthrough case amid the extremely contagious variant’s unfold. Her View cohost Pleasure Behar introduced the information on January 3 and mentioned the Sister Act star was anticipated to be totally recovered inside every week.
“Why am I right here as a substitute of Whoopi? Properly, Whoopi, sadly, examined optimistic over the break, however she’ll be again in all probability subsequent week,” Behar defined. “Since she’s vaxxed and boosted, her signs have been very, very, gentle. However we’re being tremendous cautious right here at The View.”
The daytime discuss present opted to movie remotely for the week within the midst of Goldberg’s optimistic take a look at.
“They are saying there’s no place like house for the vacations and that’s precisely the place we’re this yr,” Behar mentioned. “Comfortable New Yr from all of our dwelling rooms. As you’ll be able to see, we’re again in bins and doing the present remotely — hopefully for only a week. I’m praying that it’s only a week, however you by no means know as a result of this omicron factor is everywhere.”
See the celebs who’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 in 2022: