Even celebrities aren’t immune from the coronavirus. Even more than two years after the pandemic hit the United States, celebrities are still being hit with symptoms and positive tests. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebs to confirm they had contracted the disease in March 2020, and many other stars have also come forward to share their stories about testing positive. Here’s a list of the most recent stars that have COVID-19:
Valentin Chmerkovskiy is the latest star to reveal he’s been diagnosed with COVID. “I unfortunately tested positive and will not be able to perform this Monday,” he said in a video to fans on Friday, Oct. 28 shared via Instagram.
“It sucks majorly, for lack of a better word….the great thing is we have some awesome pros, one of them being Alan [Bersten] who is going to step in and partner with Gabby [Windey] this Monday. And hopefully you guys will vote us through the next week. This is a huge bummer, I’m very disappointed, I feel like I let some people down,” he also said.
Ringo Starr, 82, postponed two shows on his tour with his All Star Band on the weekend of Oct. 1. At the time, it wasn’t believed he had COVID-19, but on Oct. 3, his official Instagram account revealed he did have it. The post showed a photo of him sitting in a plane while giving peace signs, and in addition to confirming he had the virus, the caption shared that he would be cancelling more shows that were supposed to take place that week.
“A message to Ringo’s fans: It has been confirmed today that Ringo has Covid and his current All Starr tour will be on hold while he recuperates,” the caption read. “The following shows have been canceled:
October 1 New Buffalo, Mi – Four Winds Casino
October 2 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
October 4 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada Life Centre
October 5 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Sasktel Centre
October 6 Lethbridge, Alberta – Enmax Centre
October 8 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
October 9 Penticton, BC – South Okanagon Events Centre
Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home. As always, he and the All Starrs send peace and love to their fans and hope to see them back out on the road soon. Check his website for any further updates. Peace and Love, Team Ringo. ✌️❤️🌟🎵🥁✈️”
Jenna Jameson has confirmed she contracted COVID-19. The former porn icon and Playboy star, 48, took to Instagram to share the diagnosis. “Well, I officially have the coronovirus [sic],” she captioned a selfie. “Just focusing on healing,” she added, thanking “everyone kindly wondering about” about her other on-going health challenges. She said she is doing “OK” overall, alongside of a photo of her feet on Instagram stories. The star has been experiencing symptoms from a mystery illness that has yet to be diagnosed since earlier this year.
First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID again in a “rebound” case on Wednesday, August 24. Her Deputy Communications Director Kelsey Donohue announced the case in a press release. Thankfully, she’s not experiencing symptoms, but she has isolated again. “The First Lady has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and will remain in Delaware where she has reinitiated isolation procedures. The White House Medical Unit has conducted contact tracing and close contacts have been notified,” Donohue said in the statement.
The first lady revealed that she tested positive for the first time after experiencing symptoms on Monday, August 15. Her Communications Director Elizabeth Alexander revealed that the First Lady had “cold-like symptoms late in the evening,” and eventually tested positive on a PCR test, in a statement. She confirmed that Jill is double-vaccinated and has received two booster shots and is “only experiencing mild symptoms.” Besides isolating, Jill was also prescribed Paxlovid. “She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests,” the communications director wrote.
Travis Barker shared that he’d tested positive with COVID in an Instagram post, which appeared to be taken beneath the stage at a concert. He shared a video of himself drumming along on a makeshift space to his Stories, and he offered an explanation in his caption. “Covid sucks. I’d rather be playing drums,” he wrote.
Drake announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 in an Instagram Story on Monday, August 1. The rapper announced that he was forced to reschedule a Young Money reunion concert, and that he would keep fans posted when they had a new show. “I am truly devastated to say that I tested positive for Covid and the Young Money Reunion show scheduled for tonight is being rescheduled to the SOONEST date possible,” he wrote. “Until then I hope everyone stays safe and healthy and I love you all. I am so sorry for letting you down on our weekend together and the moment I test negative I will give you everything I got on stage (except Covid).”
President Joe Biden was infected with COVID-19 for the second time at the end of July after being cleared for duties from his first infection just three days prior. His physician said he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms and will be isolating at the White House.
“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed on July 21 for Biden’s first battle with the virus. “He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.” Biden is going to continue to work in isolation until he has a negative COVID-19 test.
Seth Meyers, 48, caught Covid-19 for the second time on July 27, 2022. He took to Twitter to inform fans that he would be canceling all Late Night with Seth Meyers shows for the remainder of the work week. “After negative tests Monday and Tuesday I tested positive for COVID this morning. Canceling shows the rest of this week. Apologies to our scheduled guests and loyal viewers!” he wrote.
After negative tests Monday and Tuesday I tested positive for COVID this morning. Canceling shows the rest of this week. Apologies to our scheduled guests and loyal viewers!
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) July 27, 2022
Seth previously tested positive on Jan. 4, 2022. “The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!),” he tweeted that morning. “The good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!) We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!” Seth hosted a new episode the previous night, which included guests Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, and Sterling K. Brown. The musical guest was David Byrne (h/t Variety).
The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!) We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 4, 2022
Denzel Washington was unable to attended the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Thursday, July 7 after testing positive for COVID-19. “Denzel tested positive for COVID and so he was unfortunately unable to attend the Medal of Freedom award ceremony,” a rep said to PEOPLE magazine. They added that the Oscar winner “feels fine.”
Denzel was one of 17 recipients set to accept an award today, including one accepted by Laurene Powell Jobs on behalf of her late husband Steve Jobs. Biden said that Denzel was “a man who couldn’t be here today but wanted to be.” The Equalizer actor is being recognized for his work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for over 25 years, as well as his prolific career in entertainment.
Kourtney Kardashian revealed on June 23 that she was diagnosed with COVID-19 not once, but twice, last recovering from it the week of June 12. She revealed her diagnosis on her Poosh website in a blog post that shared how she nurtured herself while suffering from complications of the virus, as well as shamelessly promoting several wellness items with which she is associated. “Kourt got COVID for the second time last week, and thankfully she’s since made a full recovery. She wanted to share the most helpful things she has learned this time around. From the thermometer she is ‘obsessed’ with to being vocal when feeling scared, here are Kourt’s COVID tips,” the blog post began. The newlywed shared she used a $25 liquid mix filled with electrolytes, a $54.99 thermometer she “didn’t feel complete without”, and nattokinase and vitamin C supplements to help her feel back to normal, among other things.
Martha Stewart, 80, took to Instagram on June 21 to reveal she had planned to host a garden party but would be missing the celebration because she tested positive for COVID. “This evening, I planned to host a garden party at The Plaza on behalf of my favorite skincare line, @mariobadescu. But I’m sad to report that I tested positive for Covid-19. I am feeling fine but i am sticking to the rules and isolating,” she wrote.
“I’m heartbroken to be missing the celebration of over 50 years of amazing skincare and the launch of ‘The Martha Facial’ at their NYC flagship – which is a special offer of the facial I’ve been receiving there for more than forty years!” she continued. “Cheers to what I’m sure will be a fabulous event.”
Chris Stapleton, 44, had to reschedule his Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO shows, which were supposed to take place on June 23-25 on his All-American Road Show Tour, after he tested positive for COVID, and took to Instagram to announce it to his fans on June 21.” … I am very sorry to let you all know that I have tested positive for Covid and will be unable to perform this weekend’s shows,” he wrote in the post.
The shows were already rescheduled to July 1, 2, and 3, and the country singer said those who couldn’t attend the new dates would be able to get a refund. “I want to sincerely thank everyone who has waited so long for these shows,” he ended his post. “We are incredibly grateful for your patience, love, and support, and can’t wait to see you next week.”
Mayim Bialik, 46, revealed she tested positive for COVID, in an Instagram video on her podcast’s account on June 19. “I have COVID and it’s no joke over here,” she sniffly said in the livestreamed post. She went on to share some of the remedies she has been using (many were suggestions by others) to beat the virus and admitted she was feeling very tired. “It’s bound to find us and it did. It’s very very exhausting…There’s many varieties of COVID…The exhaustion is very special,” she said while trying to keep her personality upbeat yet still expressing the seriousness of it all.
The actress, who revealed she has asthma and a thyroid condition, compared the symptoms to when she had mono and admitted she was feeling “regret” about taking off her mask in public. “I’m feeling a whole bunch of regret that I ever took my mask off ever in the world, like even outside,” she said. “I’ve still been pretty careful … I’m just putting this out there. I’m feeling a lot of fear. Why did I ever go out? Why did I think that anything was fine ever?”
Mick Jagger, 78, confirmed his COVID-19 diagnosis with a statement on June 13, 2022. “The Rolling Stones have been forced to call off tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johna Cruijff Arena following Mick Jagger testing positive after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium,” a statement read. “The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and touring crew has to take priority.”
Hugh Jackman, 53, revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 a second time on June 13, 2022. The actor, who celebrated the Tony Awards the night before, took to social media to share a video of himself along with a caption that explained the situation, and revealed Max Clayton will take his place in the Broadway musical he’s currently starring in, The Music Man. “I’ve frustratingly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me,” he wrote in the caption. “What’s most annoying is I don’t get to see him perform! I’ve said it before, and will say it a million times more … Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understudies around the world, you are the true heroes of theater. You give life to the saying ‘the show must go on.'”
Hugh first tested positive for COVID-19 back in Dec. 2021.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar, 45, revealed that she had COVID, in an Instagram story message on June 13, 2022. “I realize that I have been really quiet on here. After two and half years, Covid finally got me,” she began in the message. “Thankfully I’m vaccinated and boosted. But to those out there that say ‘it’s just a cold’…maybe for some lucky people it is. But for this (relatively) young fit person who has struggled with asthma and lung issues her entire life, that is not my experience.”
“Even with the therapeutics and all my protocols it’s been tough,” she continued. “I know I’m on the road to recovery, but it’s certainly not been an easy road. I’ll be back soon (hopefully with super antibodies…even if just for a bit). To quote a friend of mine – ‘I would rather wear a mask in the shower if it means I don’t get this again.'”
I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. I’ll be following public health guidelines and isolating. I feel okay, but that’s because I got my shots. So, if you haven’t, get vaccinated – and if you can, get boosted. Let’s protect our healthcare system, each other, and ourselves.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 13, 2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for a second time in five months in June 2022. He took to Twitter to share the news. “I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. I’ll be following public health guidelines and isolating. I feel okay, but that’s because I got my shots. So, if you haven’t, get vaccinated – and if you can, get boosted. Let’s protect our healthcare system, each other, and ourselves,” his tweet read.
Justin first tested positive in Jan. 2022 along with two of his children. His second positive test came four days after he had a meeting with President Joe Biden, but he is believed to not have been in close contact with him, CNN reported.
Gayle King, 67, announced she tested positive for COVID-19 the morning of June 6. Shortly after receiving a positive diagnosis, she hopped on Instagram to inform her followers. The CBS Mornings co-host was on her way out of work as she recorded herself. “Okay, the thing I’ve been dreading has finally happened. I just tested positive for — I got the ‘rona,” she began in her video. She then informed viewers she took one test and was about to take a second. “We’re gonna take one more just to be sure, but, in the meantime, I’ve been asked to leave the building and go home,” she explained. Gayle’s co-host, Nate Burleson, 40, walked by while Gayle was filming and cheerfully asked how she was doing before a crew member instructed him to keep walking. Gayle was then told to leave the building. Gayle concluded, “It finally happened to me. I’m double vaccinated and boosted. Go figure.”
In a follow-up video, Gayle informed viewers that she indeed received not one, but three more positive test results. “Looks like I have got to accept reality,” she stated at the top of the clip. She then explained that she took three PCR COVID-19 tests and one at-home test, which all came back positive. “I was hoping against hope that this would be another false alarm because I’ve had two of them before,” she continued. Gayle said she received a negative test on Friday, but then woke up on Saturday with a “slight cold.” However, she said she was not worried about it because the symptoms were so minimal. She concluded that “the ‘rona finally got” her, but said she is super thankful that she is both vaccinated and boosted.
Eric Clapton announced he tested positive for the virus on May 16 via Facebook, sharing how he would have to postpone his upcoming tour dates in Zurich and Milan. “Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery,” the post began. “Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff and of course the fans.”
The post went on, “So, after intensive internal discussion, it has been decided with great regret and apologies to all those concerned to postpone the performances in Zurich on 17th May and Milan on 18th May, the present hope being to be able to resume the tour starting with the concerts in Bologna on 20th and 21st May.”
They statement added, “It is very frustrating that having avoided Covid throughout lockdown and throughout the period when travel restrictions have been in place Eric should have succumbed to Covid at this point in time, but we very much hope he will be sufficiently recovered by the end of the week to be able to perform the remainder of the planned performances.”
The British singer and guitarist has been outspoken about his skepticism about the Covid vaccine. In Dec. 2020 he was featured on a Van Morrison song “Stand and Deliver,” with lyrics that were critical of the lockdowns that happened in America. Two months after the song was released, he reluctantly received the first two AstraZeneca vaccines and later expressed regret in a letter to architect Robin Monotti, saying he suffered severe reactions to the vaccines.
Kelly Ripa revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 in an Instagram story on May 9. “Hey there, unfortunately I tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend but thankfully I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and today’s show was already pre taped last week,” the Live with Kelly and Ryan host wrote over a photo of a cup of coffee and pastries.
She went on to write that she is “taking all necessary precautions and looking forward to returning to normal life as soon as the standard quarantine time is over” before concluded with, “On a lighter note I did receive the peace and quiet I requested for Mother’s Day. Thanks for understanding. XO, Kelly.”
Amy Schumer revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 in an Instagram post on Sunday, May 8. The comedian joked about how the virus affected her voice, making her sound like Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, while also asking for recommendations on what she should watch, while she quarantines. “COVID is giving me this incredible Elizabeth Holmes voice,” she said, while demonstrating. “I’m just lonely and bored. I’m away from my family, which is great, because they won’t get it. I hope.”
Jon Batiste revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 6. He announced that he would have to postpone a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, via People. He also canceled other upcoming appearances. The Grammy winner thanked his fans for their support. “I thank all my supporters for their love and understanding. See you all soon,” he said in a statement.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel, 54, announced he would be stepping away from his hosting duties on May 2 because he contracted coronavirus. “Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to),” he joked in a lighthearted statement shared to both Twitter and Instagram. “All feeling fine, I am double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on.” He then apologized to the show’s scheduled guests for the night, Tom Cruise, 59, and comedian Iliza Shlesinger, 39, making it seem as though the show was completely canceled. He concluded his announcement by thanking comedian Mike Birbiglia, 43, for stepping in to host May 3.
Watch Sharon Osbourne's emotional message to viewers after her husband Ozzy Osbourne was diagnosed with Covid-19.@MrsSOsbourne | @VanessaOnAir | @JJAnisiobi | @ayeshahazarika pic.twitter.com/Q3ZIg5zBJc
— The Talk (@TheTalkUK) April 28, 2022
“We’ve gone two years without him catching COVID and it’s just Ozzy’s luck he would get it now,” she said to the audience. The 69-year-old host confirmed Ozzy is in the US and she sill be back on her show after she gets her “old man back on his feet again.”
Tamron Hall, 51, has also tested positive for COVID-19 per an internal email sent to her talk show host staff. “I am following CDC guidelines, staying home, and taking every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety,” the Texas native penned in the email, obtained and published by Page Six on April 28. “Thankfully, [my son] Moses and my entire family have all tested negative. I am devastated to say the least, but I know we will get through this.”
Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID with both rapid and PCR tests on Tuesday April 26, according to a statement from her Press Secretary Kirsten Allen. The statement said that she had not been in close contact with either President Joe Biden or First Lady Jill Biden because of their schedules. “She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence,” the statement said. “She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.
Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 26, 2022
After her press secretary broke the news, the Vice President tweeted herself to echo the statement and show that she was glad that she’d received the COVID vaccine. “Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” she tweeted.
Stephen Colbert, 57, was announced to have tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning, April 21. The news was shared by the official Late Show Twitter account, as it was announced the Thursday night show would be cancelled due to the diagnosis.
“Stephen Colbert has tested positive for Covid 19,” the message read. “Tonight’s show is cancelled. As previously planned, the show will be airing repeats tomorrow through next week. We will return with new episodes on May 2nd.”
The show was supposed to feature actors Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, whose Netflix hit Ozark will be premiering its final episodes in May. In addition to the show’s tweet, Stephen himself shared a message to his own personal Twitter account. “Yep! I tested positive for Covid, but basically I’m feeling fine- grateful to be vaxxed and boosted,” the late night talk show host tweeted following the news. “Thank you for the well wishes. This just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman,” he joked.
Barry Manilow, 78, made an announcement on April 13 that revealed he would have to miss the opening night and New York debut of his and Bruce Sussman‘s musical Harmony later that evening because he tested positive for COVID-19.
“I am heartbroken to say that I have just tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t be able to attend tonight’s opening night performance of my new musical, Harmony,” he said in a statement released on social media just hours before the show was about to begin. “This just might be the cruelest thing that has ever happened to me: 25 years waiting for this show to premiere in New York, and I can’t attend.”
He went on to end on a positive note that encouraged New Yorkers. “Even in the face of this pandemic, we New Yorkers remain the toughest, staunchest people on the planet,” he said. “So, put on a mask and go see a show!”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, tested positive for COVID on Thursday April 7, 2022. The announcement came a day after she’d revealed that she’d attended an event with President Joe Biden and other members of Congress for the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 signing, per Twitter. Her spokesman Drew Hammill announced that she would isolate in a statement. “After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic. The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided. The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly,” he said.
Attorney General Merrick Garland was announced to have tested positive for COVID 19 on Wednesday April 6. The Justice Department revealed that he asked to be tested after learning he may have come in contact with the virus. He will self-isolate for five days. “At the time, he is not experiencing symptoms. The Attorney General is fully vaccinated and boosted,” the statement said. “He will work virtually during this period and will return to the office following a negative test for the virus. The department will conduct contact tracing in accordance with CDC protocols.”
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker
Matthew Broderick tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, April 5, causing him to miss his performance of Plaza Suite. He stars in the Broadway play with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker, who tested positive two days later. Thursday’s performance was cancelled due to both performers testing positive. “Everyone wishes Matthew and Sarah Jessica a speedy recovery,” a spokesperson for the production said in a statement.
Daniel Craig, 54, tested positive for COVID-19 on Apr. 2, in the middle of his run playing the titular king in ‘Macbeth’ on Broadway. The Broadway production’s official Twitter account broke the news in a “performance update,” sharing Daniel tested positive earlier that afternoon. “We apologize for the inconvenience this causes ticket holders, but the safety of our audiences, the cast, and crew remains our top priority,” the statement continued. Daniel himself has yet to comment on his status as he recovers from the virus.
Miley Cyrus announced she had Covid on April 1, 2022. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Traveling around the world, playin for a 100,000 people a night & meeting hundreds of fans a day the chances of getting Covid are pretty high. I have Covid now but it was definitely worth it.” In another post, she revealed she would have to skip a Grammy viewing party. “Unfortunately because of this I’m missing out on Janie’s Fund which sucks because it’s a charity that’s super important to me & my friend Steven Tyler. I am feeling fine so don’t worry about me! Sorry Steven! We’ll have to “Walk This Way” another time!”
Jungkook from the hit K-pop band BTS is the seventh and final member of the group to test positive for COVID-19. His positive test results were revealed by Big Hit Music on Tuesday, March 29. The K-pop star was headed to the United States from Korea in preparation for the 2022 Grammys, which go down on April 3. After he landed in Las Vegas, he took a test after feeling minimal symptoms. “After arriving in Las Vegas, he felt a slight discomfort in his throat and promptly took a rapid PCR test and a standard PCT test [on Sunday],” the statement said from Big Hit Music read. “While…under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jungkook was confirmed with COVID-19 on Monday.”
Bill tested negative and is feeling fine. He's quarantining until our household is fully in the clear. Movie recommendations appreciated!
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2022
Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Tuesday, March 22, to reveal that she tested positive for COVID. Fortunately, she was only experiencing “mild cold symptoms” and husband Bill “tested negative”. She even joked about looking for “movie recommendations” while they quarantine together.
I tested positive for COVID. My symptoms are mild and I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted.
If you have yet to get vaccinated and boosted, please don’t wait. https://t.co/6bYZT38osN
— Douglas Emhoff (@SecondGentleman) March 15, 2022
Douglas Emhoff, the Second Gentlemen and Kamala Harris’s husband, revealed that he tested positive for COVID after the White House broke the news on Tuesday, March 15. “I tested positive for COVID. My symptoms are mild and I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” he tweeted. “If you have yet to get vaccinated and boosted, please don’t wait.” Thus far, Kamala has tested negative.
got the vid
all good mild symptoms
being vaxxed & boosted (and having it with Obama) is v much helping
but had to cancel rest of press
sobering reminder that we’re still in a pandemic
stay safe be mindful x
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) March 14, 2022
Dylan O’Brien took to Twitter to reveal he tested positive for COVID on March 14, 2022. He noted that things are “all good,” and he was having “mild symptoms” after getting vaccinated and boosted. “Sobering reminder that we’re still in a pandemic,” his tweet read, before adding he had to cancel the rest of his upcoming press engagements for The Outfit. “Stay safe be mindful.”
Barack Obama announced he’d received a positive test on Sunday, Mar. 13. Opening up about his experience on his Twitter account, he discussed his symptoms (and announced wife Michelle Obama had tested negative). The former POTUS, AGE, wrote: “I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative. It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
John Mayer took to Instagram on Feb. 24, 2022 to reveal that he tested positive for COVID-19. In a lengthy message, he wrote, “Whelp. More members of the band tested positive for Covid today, and I was one of them. This means we have to reschedule the next four shows, which we’ve already rescheduled and posted above. I’m so sorry to make you change your plans. This is a bummer for everyone in the band and crew, to say nothing of the question hanging over everyone’s head – mine included – as to how I tested positive on PCR twice in two months. (The first was extremely mild, but this one’s got the better of me.) We’ll give you everything we’ve got at these upcoming shows, just as soon as we rest up and regroup. With love and appreciation… me”.
On Feb. 24, 2022, Amanda Kloots revealed she tested positive for COVID-19, the virus that lead to the death of her late husband Nick Cordero during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. She broke the unfortunate news on Instagram, directing the message to viewers of her daytime talk show The Talk. “My @thetalkcbs family! Unfortunately I tested positive for COVID and will be missing some days at work until my quarantine is over,” she wrote with a pic of her and her The Talk co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Jerry O’Connell, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Natalie Morales.
Justin Bieber reportedly tested positive for COVID on Saturday, Feb. 19. The “Baby” singer is, fortunately, feeling fine but has decided to postpone his Sunday performance at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He will instead perform at the venue at a later date in Summer 2022. He’s set to perform in Glendale, Arizona and Los Angeles later in the week but those dates may be postponed as well. HollywoodLife has reached out to Justin’s reps for comment.
Queen Elizabeth, 95, has tested positive for COVID on Sunday, Feb. 20. Buckingham Palace confirmed that she is feeling mild-like flu symptoms but expects to carry on with her duties at Windsor. She will receive medical attention and adhere to proper health guidelines. The Queen, who is celebrating her 70th year on the throne, is fully vaccinated and received her first dose in January 2021.
Park Ji-min, who is better known as Jimin, from BTS tested positive for COVID on Jan. 30. “Jimin experienced sudden abdominal pain along with a mild sore throat on January 30 in the afternoon,” BigHit confirmed. “He visited a hospital emergency room for a thorough examination and also took a PCR test. Jimin was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and was tested positive for COVID-19. He underwent surgery following physician advice early morning on Monday, January 31. According to the medical staff, the surgery was successful and Jimin is currently recuperating after his procedure. He will be receiving a few days of in-patient treatment for COVID-19 in conjunction with postoperative care.”
Lisa Vanderpump confirmed she contracted the COVID-19 virus. The 61-year-old Vanderpump Rules star took to Instagram to make the announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 11 when she shared an upset looking bitmoji image to her feed. “Agh it finally got me…#covid_19,” the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member captioned the post.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) January 9, 2022
“Today, the Office of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the following statement: Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the official Twitter account for the member of Congress tweeted on Monday, Jan. 10. “She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home. The Congresswoman received her [COVID-19 vaccine] booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez recently came under fire for vacationing in Florida. She and her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, were photographed hanging together outside while not wearing masks – which abides by the CDC’s safety regulations. Her right-wing, Republican critics called her out for vacationing in Florida while her home state of New York has implemented restrictions due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. They also remarked about her boyfriends’ footwear.
“If Republicans are mad they can’t date me they can just say that instead of projecting their sexual frustrations onto my boyfriend’s feet,” she tweeted. “Ya creepy weirdos. It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women, & LGBT+ people in general. These people clearly need therapy, won’t do it, and use politics as their outlet instead. It’s really weird.”
Tori Spelling & Her Entire Family
Tori Spelling took to Instagram on Jan. 7 to reveal that her entire family — including her five children — tested positive for COVID-19. “I share a lot on social media but this is one thing I didn’t want to share… But, at this point people are getting frustrated not getting responses personally and business wise from me and wondering why I’m MIA so I finally decided to share. Our entire family has COVID. Yes, every single member got it. We all have varying degrees of symptoms. I was last to be symptomatic. We all were praying it was just a bad winter cold. But it wasn’t. Nothing is worse than wanting to care for your little ones but feeling so sick you can barely function yourself. I feel useless as a parent. Devastated,” she began in a lengthy statement.
“A mom is supposed to take care of their kiddos when sick. That’s how it works. But, we are all getting thru this together. I know we aren’t alone. So many are going thru this as well. Have gone they thru this. And, will go thru this. Thank you to my friend Chrissy @goodcarmacree who immediately dropped a care package of vitamins at our front door when she heard. So grateful to you! And, if I’m not responding please understand. Give me some time. We are right in the thick of it. For reference : This post took 45 min of starting and stopping to write. #covidsucks,” she concluded.
“I just tested positive…I’m fully vaccinated, boosted and because of this am fortunate to say I feel completely fine,” he wrote on Jan. 6. “The show will be off the air for the next few days. Stay safe everyone. All my love, James x.”
Lupita Nyong’o took to Twitter on Jan. 4, 2022 to reveal she “tested positive for COVID-19.” She also told fans she’s “taking care in isolation” and trusts that she’ll soon “be well”. The actress admitted that she’s “fully vaccinated” before asking her fans to keep themselves safe as best as they can.
I too have tested positive for COVID-19. I'm fully vaccinated and taking care in isolation, so I trust I will be well. Please do all you can to keep yourself and others protected from serious illness. #StayMaskedAndVaxxed
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 4, 2022
The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!) We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 4, 2022
Debra Messing, 53, shared her positive COVID-19 diagnoses to her Instagram on Dec. 30, sharing a hilarious photo of herself in bed with a face mask and shower cap on as she braved the virus. “I’m COVID POSITIVE. Yup,” the actress captioned her post. “Happy New Year! Actually, it is the perfect end to 2021. The juicy cherry on the proverbial cake,” she went on, adding how she would be quarantining for 10 days and will “beautify” in the mean time. “I actually have a lot of work to do, but for the inevitable breaks, what should I watch?” she prompted her followers, sinking in to some binge-watching while she planned to lay low.
LL Cool J
LL Cool J, 53, tested positive for COVID-19 just days before New Year’s Eve 2021, forcing him to cancel his scheduled performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The rapper and actor was intended to perform before midnight from Times Square. In a statement, LL said, “I know it’s disappointing to the millions of fans but my test came back positive for COVID, which means I’ll no longer be able to perform as scheduled at NYRE. We were ready and I was really looking forward to ringing in 2022 in my hometown in a special way, but for now I wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year. The best is yet to come!“
BTS’ RM, Jin & Suga
Three members of K-Pop group BTS have tested positive: Suga, 28, initially received a positive result, followed by bandmates RM, 27, and Jin, 29 a day later. “After returning on Friday the 17th from the United States following his personal schedule as part of his official vacation period, RM immediately underwent PCR testing, was found negative and entered into self-quarantine in his home as mandated by COVID-19 control procedures,” a statement read from the band’s management, per PEOPLE. “However, he underwent PCR testing [Saturday] before his scheduled release from quarantine and was found to be positive for COVID-19.”
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, 72, announced that she’d tested positive with a “breakthrough case” of COVID-19 on Sunday December 19. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted,” she tweeted.
I regularly test for COVID & while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case. Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms & am grateful for the protection provided against serious illness that comes from being vaccinated & boosted.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 19, 2021
Sen. Warren also encouraged her followers to get vaccinated if they haven’t already, and she shared a link to the government website where her followers could get more information about the vaccine, including where to get it. “As cases increase across the country, I urge everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster as soon as possible – together, we can save lives,” she wrote.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker shared that he’d tested positive on Saturday December 18. Like Sen. Warren, he said he’d only had mild symptoms and credited the COVID vaccine and his booster shot with helping him avoid feeling severely ill. “I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse,” he said.
I learned today that I tested positive for COVID-19 after first feeling symptoms on Saturday. My symptoms are relatively mild. I’m beyond grateful to have received two doses of vaccine and, more recently, a booster – I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse.
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) December 20, 2021
The Democratic senator also encouraged others to get vaccinated and boosted, if they’re able to. “I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and boosted,” he tweeted, along with the link to the vaccine website.
“Hey everyone. I tested positive for Covid this morning. I’m not feeling amazing but I think the worst is behind me. I write you this update, feeling like complete ass, in hopes that you will be safe and careful this holiday season,” the singer tweeted in December 2021. “Love you and I’ll speak to you very soon.”
Ed Sheeran took to his Instagram on Sunday October 24 to announce that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. The “Bad Habits” singer noted that he’d be following government guidelines and self-isolating as a result of the positive test. “It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house,” he wrote in the post. “Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone.”
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for coronavirus, and the news was announced on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. A press release confirmed Justice Kavanaugh’s diagnosis, and revealed that he had been vaccinated against the virus since Jan. 2021. He had no symptoms, but learned of his diagnosis after a routine COVID-19 test before Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s ceremonial investiture. Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters tested negative after his positive test.
Comedian Chris Rock is the latest celeb to reveal he has tested positive for COVID-19. “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this,” he tweeted. “Get vaccinated.” As fans would recall, Chris previously spoke to Jimmy Fallon about his vaccination status. “I’m two-shots Rock, that’s what they call me,” he said, before specifying he received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only required a single-dose. “That’s the food stamps of vaccines.”
On Aug. 31, KISS released a statement and said that Gene Simmons, who is fully vaccinated, has tested positive for COVID-19 and he is experiencing “mild” symptoms. His bandmate Paul Stanley also tested positive for COVID-19 recently. “While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive and is experiencing mild symptoms,” the band said in a statement. “The band and crew will remain at home and isolate for the next 10 days and doctors have indicated the tour should be able to resume on September 9th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA.”
Kim Kardashian & Her 4 Children
On the May 27, 2021 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian revealed that she and all of her kids — North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm West — “tested positive for COVID”. After Saint was the first to get sick, Kim “started experiencing some pretty intense symptoms while trying to keep studying for the baby bar”.
“I’ve just been feeling so sick and awful with COVID that I can hardly get out of bed and study,” Kim admitted. “I thought that [just] making this decision to stick with law school was going to be hard and to do this test, but I had no idea that I was going to get COVID. I’m feeling extremely achy, like so bad. The worst back pain. I have 104 fever. I don’t know how I’m going to do this.”
It was so insane!!! https://t.co/xpu7gtgcr8
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) May 28, 2021
All 4 of my babies and I had Covid!!! At least we all had it together and everyone is ok! https://t.co/AiHw7gh7VJ
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) May 28, 2021
Fortunately, this episode was filmed a few months ago, and now, Kim and the kids are all feeling healthy.
Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19 at some point during the pandemic, while debuting the cover of her new Amazon Original Stories essay on March 29, 2021 [SEEN HERE].
“This past year has been especially intense for me and so many of you. I started writing this essay on the same day I received a positive test result for COVID-19. I decided instead of being driven by fear, I would manifest a hopeful conversation with you,” The Dukes of Hazzard star revealed in the Instagram post below.While it looks like the 40-year-old singer and actress is saving details of her bout with COVID-19 for her essay, Jessica added that she “felt strong, resilient, and God- inspired through [her] pen teaching [her]” as she shared ways for her fans to “get to the other side of fear.” The essay, titled Take the Lead, will be available on April 29, 2021.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann
Don’t Be Tardy stars Kim Zolciak-Biermann, 42, and husband Kroy Biermann, 35, have both tested positive for COVID-19, and are under a doctor’s care in Atlanta. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared an Instagram story photo of Kroy masked up while getting an IV treatment on March 3. Over it she wrote, “Hubby and I tested + for Covid A few days ago! Been a hell of a ride! Very thankful for our Dr’s and a HUGE thank you to [Chris Tuff] for keeping us healthy and Piedmont Infusion Center as well THANK YOU SO MUCH!!”
Kim added, “You guys rock! Thank you for all you do. My nurses were absolutely phenomenal.” The couple’s positive tests come after her daughter Brielle, 24, shared in a Jan. 13, 2021 Instagram post she was recovering from the coronavirus and bored while quarantining alone inside the family’s Atlanta mansion.
Trisha YearwoodTrisha Yearwood has contracted COVID-19 while her husband, fellow country music star Garth Brooks, has tested negative but is quarantining, which Garth’s team announced via a Facebook announcement on Feb. 24, 2021.
Garth added his own personal statement in the announcement, writing, “The Queen [Trisha] and I have now tested twice. Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is still suffering from left-over effects from an early battle with COVID-19, which she revealed in a post published on her GOOP website on Feb. 16, 2021. “I had COVID-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog. In January, I had some tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body. So I turned to one of the smartest experts I know in this space, the functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole. After he saw all my labs, he explained that this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual,” the actress explained.
“So we’ve been doing a version of a protocol he outlines in his forthcoming book, Intuitive Fasting. It’s keto and plant-based but flexible (I’ve been having fish and a few other meats), and I fast until 11 a.m. every day,” she continued. Gwyneth’s post-COVID health routine also entails taking a lot of supplements (which she listed in her post) and banning sugar and alcohol from her diet.
Jersey Shore star Snooki has revealed her Valentine’s Day looks a little different in 2021, after testing positive for COVID-19. “I’ve been isolated in my room since I found out,” she told fans in an Instagram post. “My family & I have been super cautious & careful, so this is super scary.” The reality star posed with a bouquet of flowers in a sweet mirror selfie, in which she wore sweats and a face mask. “Today i just feel groggy. I ended up losing my taste and smell last night. It’s fricken weird. I had a greasy cheese pizza & couldn’t taste a damn thing. WHAT A SIN,” she joked. “The rest of my family tested negative, so i am here hiding out in my bedroom until this is over.”
Nick Cannon seen hosting The Masked Singer on Fox. Photo credit: FOX.
The Masked Singer host Nick Cannon has tested positive for COVID-19, which will effect the production schedule of the hit Fox show. It gets underway on Feb. 4, with the show premiering in March 2021. Actress/comedian Niecy Nash will fill in as host for season five until Cannon, 40, is cleared to return to the series, Variety reports. Nick is “currently in quarantine and resting,” his rep told the site on Feb. 3.
Shawn Johnson East
Shawn Johnson East is the latest celebrity to come forward with news of a positive Coronavirus test result. The Olympic gold medalist, who’s pregnant with her second child with husband Andrew East, announced the news in an emotional note on her Instagram Stories. “Got my results back today and they came back positive for Covid,” Shawn, 29, wrote over a black background. “Not going to lie… I’m nervous knowing I’m positive,” she admitted.
“It’s been a long week of RVS with Drew,” Shawn continued, in reference to the couple’s 1-year-old daughter who had contracted respiratory syncytial virus. “1: I don’t want to get my family sick. 2: I have asthma and have had it my entire life, so this scares me a little extra. 3: had a very close family member fight or his life last month while battling Covid so it’s a serious topic of concern/hits home in our household,” Shawn explained, before detailing her own coronavirus symptoms.
“So far, I have a cough, terrible sore throat and headache. Fatigue for sure but… that’s pregnancy haha,” she wrote, noting that she’s “not looking for any kind of [pity] party. Just a reminder to take care of yourself. Drink an extra water tonight and wash your hands.” — Get well soon, Shawn!
Dave Chappelle, 47, has tested positive for COVID-19. The comedian is in quarantine since receiving his test results as of Thursday, Jan. 21 according to TMZ. Dave had series of comedy shows scheduled in in Austin, Texas from Jan. 21 – Jan. 24, but all have been canceled with refunds being issued to fans. The Maryland native has yet to confirm the news himself on his Instagram page.
Liv Tyler, 43, revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 on New Year’s Eve — and has since reunited with her youngest kids Sailor, 5, and Lula Rose, 4. ‘Reunited with my loves … what a wild 2 weeks,” she captioned a sweet photo of her snuggling them on a bed. Liv wore a protective blue face mask in the person. “I had made it all the way through 2020 keeping myself and my family safe. Doing everything i could to protect my wolf pack and follow the rules to protect others. Suddenly on The morn of the last day of 2020… boom it took me down. It comes on fast, like a locomotive. Owchie. With it Feelings of fear , shame and guilt swirling through you , who could you have gotten it from and who could you have infected…Terrifying,” she explained to her 2.4 million followers, tagging England as a location.
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, 25, took to Instagram to share he tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. “Prior to tonight’s game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID. I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol,” he began a tweeted message on Friday, Jan. 15. The message was also re-shared via social media by his girlfriend Jordyn Woods, 23.
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 15, 2021
“I pray every day that this nightmare virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take itI seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions. We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone,” he added. Karl tragically confirmed 7 family members — including his mother Jacqueline Towns — to complications of the virus. “It breaks my heart that my family. particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety of this diagnosis,” he added.
Tennis pro Andy Murray, 33, has tested positive for COVID-19. The British athlete is set to compete in the upcoming Australian Open, but is unable to fly on one of the official charter flights bringing players to the island nation for the event. “Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive to COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK. Unfortunately, this means he will be unable to join the official AO charter flights arriving in Australia in the coming days to go through the quarantine period with the other players,” a tweeted message posted to the Australian Open Twitter account read on Jan. 14.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2021
“Fans love Andy, and we know how much he loves competing here in Melbourne and how hard he’d worked for this opportunity,” the statement also read. It’s unclear at this time if Andy will be able to join at a later date.
Father of eight Jon Gosselin reveals on the Jan. 14 episode of The Dr. Oz Show. that he contracted COVID-19 and was rushed to the hospital with a 105 degree fever. “Once they evaluated me and did all of my blood work, all of a sudden, I’m getting antibiotics, steroids and a plasma antibody transfusion for COVID. It happened really fast,” the 43-year-old explained. “Then they moved me…up to another room, a more permanent room. Then I just remember sleeping and it was just surreal. Like, ‘What?’ I didn’t even realize why I was there until, like, three days later,” that’s how out of it Jon was with COVID-19. Fortunately the former TLC star is now recovering.
Brielle Biermann revealed in a Jan. 13 Instagram story post that she had been battling the coronavirus, but was well on her way to recovering. “I’ve had COVID (still recovering but I’m doing good today!!) so today is the day I’ve worn makeup,” the Don’t Be Tardy star shared while looking glam in a selfie. She added “Still quarantining (in the salon LOL) but have Zoom meetings all day.” In accompanying IG videos, the 23-year-old told fans “I’ve been beyond bored, for real. So if anybody has any suggestions for what to watch on Hulu or Netflix, cause I’m running out of things to do in the salon. Very bored. Shout out to (dad) Kroy (Biermann), who has been delivering me my necessities at the stairs. He’s been bringing me all my clothes and food. He even brought me milk and cookies the other night.” Brielle then revealed that she was going to be taking a COVID test later in the day and hoped it would come back negative, because she said that she had COVID “for almost two weeks now.”
Joy-Anna Duggar & Austin Forsyth
Joy-Anna Forsyth (née Duggar) revealed that not only did she come down with COVID-19 in 2020, but she also did while pregnant with her and Austin Forsyth’s daughter, Evelyn. While the Counting On star was conducting an Instagram “Ask Me Anything,” one fan inquired if Joy-Anna, 23, ever caught the coronavirus. “Yes, Austin [and] I both tested positive for Covid last year,” she responded. “I was still pregnant with Evelyn. We both had body aches, slight fever, and lost our [sense of] taste and smell. Thankfully, we recovered quickly.”
Pregnancy increases the risk of severe illness with COVID-19, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Pregnant women who have COVID-19 appear more likely to develop respiratory complications requiring intensive care than women who aren’t pregnant,” per the Clinic, and pregnant women are “more likely to be placed on a ventilator” after catching COVID-19. It sounds like Joy-Anna beat the odds.
grimes got covid…so she decides to listen to SZA pic.twitter.com/vhTVZv8ZDG
— Ramsay (@offbrandheelz) January 9, 2021
Grimes, 32, confirmed via social media that she’s contracted the COVID-19 virus. “Finally got COVID, but weirdly enjoying the Dayquil Fever Dream,” the mother of Elon Musk‘s son X Æ A-12, 8 months, posted on Jan. 9. The Vancouver native also included a Spotify share of SZA‘s “Good Days,” saying, “this song is sooooo” along with several space and moon related emojis.
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick are stuck quarantined away from their families during Christmas due to testing positive for coronavirus. Unfortunately, during their pre-holiday quarantine, they saw one person who wound up testing positive and passed the virus onto the couple. “Like many, we will spend Christmas by herself,” she wrote. “We just want to let everyone know that we thought we were being safe, but Covid is bigger than us. Today, we are thinking of everyone who is spending the holidays alone, anyone who is sick or overcoming something, and all of the healthcare workers who have been away from family, taking care of others for months and months now.”
Sharon Osbourne, 68, took to Instagram on Dec. 14 to reveal she tested positive for COVID-19 and had to be “briefly hospitalized” for it. She also revealed that she is quarantining away from her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, 72.”I wanted to share that I’ve tested positive for Covid 19. After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy,” her message read.
Ashanti, 40, has confirmed that she tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus. “Hey ya’ll I can’t believe this but I tested positive for COVID-19,” she shared via her Instagram account on Saturday, Dec. 12. The news came the day that Ashanti was set to go head-to-head with Keyshia Cole in a Verzuz battle. “I’m okay and not in pain. I’m still down to do the Verzuz from my house…we’re trying to figure it out!” she added. The battle has since been cancelled.
Carrie Ann Inaba
The Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba took to her personal Instagram account on December 10 to share that she had contracted coronavirus. “I have tested positive for COVID 19,” her caption began. “I’m home with some symptoms and will be sequestering as per the CDC guidelines, resting and taking care of myself. I have been in a very safe environment following all the guidelines and safety protocols and it still found it’s way to me. So, this is a friendly reminder to be extra careful this holiday season. Wear your masks, socially and physically keep your distance, and wash your hands. Take care everyone. And I’ll keep you updated on my journey.” You can see Carrie’s full video above.
“Hi Everyone,” Ellen DeGeneres shared on Dec. 10. “I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe.”
Kristen StewartAubrey Plaza revealed that Kristen Stewart and a number of other cast and crew members from Happiest Season contracted COVID-19 when the film was shooting in February. “Yes, right before COVID, in fact, COVID was on our set. Kristen [Stewart] got sick but we didn’t know… a lot of people got sick,” Aubrey explained during her appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “It was the last week of February so people were starting, it was like that zone where people were starting to talk about coronavirus, but people were laughing about it,” she said. “No one understood how serious it was. But a bunch of people on our set got sick. I didn’t, thank god.”
.@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2020
Rudy Giuliani, 76, has tested positive for COVID-19 according to President Donald Trump, 74. “@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus,” the President tweeted on Sunday, Dec. 6. “Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!” he added. The former NYC Mayor has been out-and-about lately, including last week in a Michigan court for a voter hearing fraud. Rudy has yet to tweet about his diagnosis.
Kyle Richards, 51, took to Instagram to reveal she and her daughter, Sophia, 20, both have COVID-19 on Dec. 5. She explained when she got it in the caption of a family Christmas photo she shared. “I love these people so much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Some of you may have heard I have COVID. I got it after these photos were taken,” the caption read. “Since I was diagnosed I have been separated from my family in order to keep them healthy. Unfortunately , Sophia also got it. We will stay in isolation until it’s safe to see the family and others again . I can’t wait to hug them 🥰”
Jojo Siwa, 17, is the latest star to reveal she and her family contracted COVID-19. “I did end up getting it, the big, dreaded COVID-19. It got through my whole family,” JoJo revealed to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, Dec. 3. “We had headaches, we were tired, we had shortness of breath, we had all the things. All my family actually lost their taste and smell, but all have it back. But I never did.” The YouTube sensation and former Dance Moms star noted that her she and her family tested positive “three days apart.”
Grammy winning singer Gloria Estefan revealed on December 2 that she tested positive for COVID-19 after dining outdoors at a Miami restaurant. The 63-year-old said she spent most of November in isolation and endured only “a little bit of a cough” after losing her sense of smell and taste. In a video posted to her Instagram page, the Cuban-born hitmaker said she was infected despite following all protocols to a tee. Gloria theorized that she could have been exposed by a fan who was not wearing a mask — while at dinner, the fan tapped her on the shoulder and got very close to her to talk.
“I was very lucky, but I just wanted to share with you that I was in quarantine, and one day I went out and met with one person who was not wearing a mask. I even held my breath through their talk, but something must have happened there,” she said. Luckily, she didn’t suffer too severely, and added, “Fear was my biggest problem. We’ve got to grab fear and shake it and just do whatever you can to keep your immune system as healthy as you can.”
“I’m devastated that I won’t be racing this weekend,” tweeted Lewis Hamilton on Dec. 1. The Formula One star revealed that he’d tested positive for COVID-19, and will not race in the Sakhir Grand Prix. “Since we started the season in June, my team and I have been taking all the precautions we possibly can and following the regulations everywhere we’ve been in order to stay safe. Unfortunately, even though I returned three negative results this past week, I woke up yesterday morning with mild symptoms and requested another test which came back positive. I’ve immediately gone into self-isolation for ten days.”
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 1, 2020
“I’m gutted not to be able to race this weekend, but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others. I’m really lucky that I feel ok with only mild symptoms and will do my best to stay fit and healthy. Please look after yourself out there. You can never be too careful. These are worrying times for everyone and we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and each other. Stay positive.”
Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. revealed that he had contracted the coronavirus in a series of videos posted on his Instagram Stories feed on Nov. 26. “Many of you have been wondering… why we have been absent on social media and why I’m sitting like 25ft away from the girls,” he said, as he sat outside in his garden, far away from his wife, Lauren, and their 18-month-old daughter, Alessi. “It’s ‘cause I actually tested positive for COVID… nine days ago. So tomorrow I get to go in and see if I’m all clear. It’s been rough. I gotta say. It’s not easy being separated. I’ve been on the other side of the house. Lauren has been really sweet, she’s been keeping me fed. She just slides some food outside and I go get it. So that is the reason why we’ve been so absent.”
Bad Bunny‘s fans were concerned after he dropped out of the 2020 American Music Awards on November 22 with no explanation. The singer’s rep revealed in a statement that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was not showing any “major” symptoms as of November 23. They declined to provide further details. Bad Bunny was slated to perform his hit “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez at the awards show, where he won Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for YHLQMDLG. He appeared remotely to present Favorite Latin Female Artist.
Donald Trump Jr.
The president’s son spent months on the campaign trail stumping for his dad while not wearing a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It finally caught up with him, as on Nov. 20, 2020 he revealed that tested positive for the coronavirus. “I got the ‘rona” he said in an Instagram video, explaining that he only found out because he took a precautionary test ahead of a father-son trip with one of his children.
Don Jr. said he was experiencing no symptoms whatsoever, but is quarantining and following protocol “out of an abundance of caution” and taking the diagnosis “seriously.” Don Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle already battled the coronavirus, testing positive in Aug. of 2020 but she too was asymptomatic.
“I had the coronavirus, my family had the coronavirus, nine months ago, right at the beginning of the pandemic,” Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee said during the Nov. 16 episode of GMA. The ABC News chief meteorologist said she continues to test for COVID because she “travels a lot – hurricanes, and the wildfires – for work here.” She brought this up in a segment about false positives while revealing that she also had a recent false-positive test.
“I tested positive for COVID,” The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan King shared with her Instagram followers on Sunday (Nov. 15.) “I have been safe while traveling but I had an exchange on Tuesday where I did not protect myself and this is where I had to have been infected. I have been safe with distancing and masks since Tuesday, including when I went to a dinner solo and stayed distant and wore a mask at [2-year-old son Hayes]’s soccer.” Meghan, 36, added that her kids – twins Hayes and Hart and 3-year-old Aspen – have been staying with their father, Jim Edmonds. “[B]ut Hayes will quarantine due to brief (1 hour) proximity to me. I have contacted everyone and will isolate for 10 days minimum, per CDC guidelines. My children will have to stay with my parents as they cannot stay at my house while I’m sick.”
“I am feeling poorly but I am okay,” she added. Meghan said she got tested to feeling “extreme lethargy.” She said she has “extreme exhaustion, sneezing, a mild cough, and diarrhea.” She also says she thinks she’s losing her sense of smell, and is undergoing a “regiment of vitamins, tons of rest, water, and food delivery.”
Larsa Pippen revealed in a since deleted Instagram Story that she contracted the novel coronavirus. “I’ve been battling Covid for a week. It’s no joke I’ve never felt pain like this!” the Real Housewives of Miami alum, 46, captioned the November 13 story. HollywoodLife reached out to her rep, who confirmed the model had tested positive. “Yes she has been battling it for a week. She’s had the worst body aches and hard time breathing. We have a doctor coming to the house caring for her.”
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has revealed he had the coronavirus. The 40-year-old actor made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on November 6, during which he explained that he was feeling sick. “I’m not sure what I have. I have a little bit of a persistent fever, a dry cough, a little bit of fatigue, so it could be COVID,” he said, explaining that he had tested negative for the virus but had it earlier in the year. “I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days and had a little bit of fatigue,” he said. “This feels very, very different. This feels much more like flu.”
Khloe Kardashian, 36, revealed that she was diagnosed with coronavirus back in Mar. in self-recorded footage for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. A promo trailer for the Oct. 29 episode showed the reality beauty laying in bed and talking about her experience with being sick. “Just found out that I do have corona,” she said to the camera. “I have been in my room. It’s gonna be fine, but it was really bad for a couple days.”
“Vomiting, shaking and hot and then cold,” she continued before also talking about extreme headaches and coughing. “I suffer from migraines, but this was the craziest headache,” she said. “I wouldn’t say it was a migraine. The coughing, my chest would burn when I would cough.”
She went on to warn viewers that the virus is indeed “real” but also gave them positive words of encouragement. “Let me tell you, that s**t is real. But, we’re all gonna get through this,” she assured before concluding by saying, “we’re all gonna be ok” if everyone follows the correct protocols. She ended the video by saying, “May God bless us all.”
Pregnant Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson, 23, announced on October 26 that she was hospitalized with a severe case of coronavirus: “Life update: I’m not going to lie, this has been one of the most challenging things. I got COVID-19 and ended up getting very sick. I know everyone experiences covid differently, but wow these symptoms are wild. I’ve definitely struggled through this one! Thankfully baby Huff is doing great and healthy, and I am now healing as well. I’m no longer in the hospital (this pic was not from today) and i have just about fully recovered. I’ve learned a lot and I have been challenged in a lot of new ways.”
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 and left the Portugal national team to quarantine, the team revealed in an October 13 statement. “The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation,” reads the statement. “Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in Cidade do Futebol.” The 35-year-old’s diagnosis means he won’t be playing for Portugal when they face off against Sweden in a UEFA Nations League game on October 14.
Cam Newton, 31, is the latest pro-athlete to test positive for the Coronavirus. The New England Patriots Quarterback will not be playing in Sunday night’s game, ESPN reports. “Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine,” the team said in a statement to the network. “Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19,” they added.
Donald & Melania Trump
The very own president and First Lady of the United States, Donald Trump and Melania Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 1. Donald made the announcement himself on Twitter, writing, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Melania also took to Twitter with her own announcement. “As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) October 2, 2020
Even before receiving the positive test results, Donald and Melania planned to go into quarantine. This is because Trump’s top aide Hope Hicks was the first to test positive for the coronavirus after she and the president traveled to and from the first 2020 presidential debate together (which took place on Sept. 29). Donald and Melania’s positive COVID-19 tests happened less than five weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Hope Hicks — who is a very close senior adviser to Donald Trump — tested positive for COVID-19, which Bloomberg News was the first to report “according to people familiar with the matter.” The senior adviser just traveled with Trump to and from his first presidential debate with Joe Biden, which took place on Sept. 29, via the Air Force One.
Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
Hope reportedly “felt poorly” in Minnesota the day afterwards, where Trump was holding a rally, according to the report. On that day, she was seen walking to Trump’s Marine One helicopter with the president’s other advisers Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, and Dan Scavino, according to ABC News. She was then “quarantined” on her “return flight” and received her positive test results for COVID-19 on Oct. 1, just two days after the presidential debate, Bloomberg News also reported.
Shortly after the report broke, Trump confirmed Hope’s diagnosis and revealed that both he and Melania Trump will be quarantining. “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!,” Trump tweeted on Oct. 1.
The longtime red carpet host, 46, was set to be a part of E!’s Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards special on Sept. 20, but she revealed in a video message that she had contracted COVID-19. “Hey, everyone. As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately, this year is just so different,” Giuliana said in the video. “As part of E! and NBCUniversal’s very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn’t want to hear that, I’m very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I’m thankful.”
She continued: “As far as my health, I’m doing well. My husband Bill and our son [Duke] also did test positive, but we’re all doing well and taking care of each other so I’m going to get back to doing that. But I just want to say I’m wishing you all the best and please protect yourselves and protect those around you. Take good care and I’ll see you on the next red carpet.”
Vivica A. Fox
Vivica, 56, was also set to take part in E!’s Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards special, but she also tested positive for COVID-19. She released a statement that aired during the pre-show. Her statement read: “I am terribly sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight! Unfortunately, I have tested positive for the coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution, I am isolating myself at home. During these precedented times, it’s more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other. I’m sending my very best to Nina and Brad, who I know will hold down the fort, and congratulations to all of tonight’s nominees!”
Neil Patrick Harris
Jillian Michaels revealed she contracted COVID-19 from a “very close friend” after letting her “guard down” during an interview on Fox Business, which aired on Sept. 8. “If you are afraid of COVID, you should not go to the gym. And I actually am a person who let my guard down, I haven’t even spoken about this publicly really, and a very close friend of mine gave me COVID several weeks ago,” the fitness expert admitted on television.
While she got “on the other side” of the virus “pretty quick,” The Biggest Loser host admitted that a public gym is “probably a place where you will get [the coronavirus].” She added, “I would love to tell you that’s not the case, but the reality is I literally get my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it. It’s just that simple.” Jillian clarified that her friend “had no idea” she had the virus, and even the workout guru herself was unaware she was carrying the virus for six days.
Tiffany Haddish revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the pandemic. The comedian made the big reveal during an interview with the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, which she uploaded to her YouTube page on Aug. 31. “I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus. Get the tests the second time. I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus,” Tiffany revealed.
Tiffany went into self-isolation afterward. Eventually, another test came back negative, but revealed that the actress had “antibodies.” So, Tiffany got tested 12 times after that — her most recent results revealed that she did not have any antibodies! The Girl’s Trip actress joked, “So I think I’m superhuman.”
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 48, took to his Instagram account on Sept. 2 to reveal that he, his wife Lauren, 35, and two daughters, Jasmine, 4, and Simone, 2, all tested positive for COVID-19. In a video he shared with his followers, which you can see below, he explained that they caught the virus from “very close family friends” who they “love and trust” but after quarantining, they are no longer contagious and are “on the other end of it” and doing “good.”
“Stay disciplined. Boost your immune system. Commit to wellness. Wear your mask. Protect your family,” Dwayne captioned his video. “Be strict about having people over your house or gatherings. Stay positive. And care for your fellow human beings. Stay healthy, my friends. DJ,” he signed off, adding a black heart emoji.
Robert Pattinson, 34, has contracted COVID-19, according to Vanity Fair. His diagnosis has caused production on The Batman to be halted in London, England only days after they resumed filming. “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused,” Warner Bros. said in a September 3 statement, not naming Rob. HollywoodLife has reached out to his rep for comment.
“I want to make it public that today, Aug. 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus,” Antonio Banderas, 60, tweeted on Monday (Aug. 10) in Spanish. “I would like to add that I feel relatively good,” he added, per Variety, “just a little more tired than usual, and am confident that I will recover as soon as possible following medical instructions that I hope will allow me to overcome the infectious period that I am suffering, and that is affecting so many people around the planet.”
Quiero contaros lo siguiente… pic.twitter.com/u579iBVLM0
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) August 10, 2020
“I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write, rest and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my 60 years,” added Antonio, “to which I arrive full of enthusiasm. A big hug to everyone.”
Alyssa Milano, 47, has opened up about her experience battling COVID-19 after discovering she’s tested positive for the antibodies. “This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick…Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom,” the Charmed alum explained. “At the very end of march I took two covid19 tests and both were negative…After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19,” she said in her lengthy Instagram post, shared on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Actor Bryan Cranston, 63, revealed in an Instagram post that he had caught COVID-19, but that his symptoms were mild. “I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still… I contracted the virus. Yep. it sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it. I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant.” he wrote. Brian shared an accompanying video where he donated plasma so the antibodies could be retrieved to help those suffering with more serious cases of virus.
Kanye West, 43, revealed that he had coronavirus back in February during an interview with Forbes that was published on July 8. Of his symptoms, he said, “Chills, shaking in bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it.” He also added, “Someone told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was, ‘Drake can’t be sicker than me!'” Of note, Drake, 33, confirmed he tested negative for the virus in May.
In this time of uncertainty, consult the Center For Disease Control for information about COVID-19, what measures you can take to prevent the spread of coronavirus, what to do if you demonstrate symptoms, and how to not get swept in the hysteria during this time.