After it was revealed that James Corden had tested positive for Covid-19, his late-night program was suspended for the next few days.
The presenter issued a statement on Instagram, stating, ‘I recently tested positive for Covid-19.’
‘I’m fully vaccinated and boosted, and I’m happy to report that I’m in excellent health.’ For the next few days, the show will be off the air. Everyone, please be safe. James, I send you my heartfelt greetings.’
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The return date for the Late Show has yet to be determined.
On the weekly show, which he has presented since March 2015, James, 43, most recently interviewed celebs such as Penelope Cruz and Jessica Chastain.
The episode is shot in Los Angeles, which had over 37,000 new cases reported on Thursday.
He’s the second late-night host to test positive in a matter of days, following the cancellation of Seth Meyers’ program.
Before confirming he’ll be hosting the program again starting Monday, Seth claimed he feels good’ and applauded the vaccination rollout.
He added, ‘The awful news is that I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!).’
‘The good news is that I am in good health (thanks to immunizations and boosters!). The remainder of the performances are being cancelled this week, so check in next Monday to see what great place we’ll attempt to pass off as a studio!!!’
In other late-night news, to comply with Covid limitations, Saturday Night Live had to modify up its usual Christmas program in December.