Jimmy Kimmel Tests Positive for COVID-19, Names Mike Birbiglia as Fill-in Host

Jimmy Kimmel Tests Positive for COVID-19, Names Mike Birbiglia as Fill-in Host thumbnail

” Our daughter brought us COVID (even if we asked her not),” the ABC late-night host tweeted Monday. “All feeling fine, I am double-vaxxed and boosted, but the show must stop. “

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel
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Jimmy Kimmel has tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, the late-night host took it to social media to share his diagnosis.

“Our daughter brought us COVID (even though we specifically asked her not to),” Kimmel tweeted. “All feeling fine. I am double vaxxed, boosted, but the show must stop.” @TomCruise and @iliza, my apologies. Thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs, who’ll be taking over for me starting tomorrow night .”

After Kimmel’s announcement, Birbiglia joked about how he learned he’d be substituting for Kimmel, tweeting, “I must be the first person to ever deplane a Southwest Airlines flight and find out they’re guest-hosting a late night talk show. We send our love to the Kimmels. Friends .”

See you tomorrow on the TV

Kimmel is the latest late-night hosts to test positive for COVID-19. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden all tested positive over the past few months.

Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to) All feeling fine, I am double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on. Apologies to @TomCruise & @iliza and thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs who’ll be filling in for me starting tomorrow night

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 2, 2022

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.



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