Jimmy Fallon tested positive for COVID-19 over the holidays. on Monday The Tonight ShowThe 47-year-old late-night host shared his experience with the coronavirus and noted that he tested positive on the network’s first day of vacation break.
“On Saturday I wanted to come in and continue a little Saturday night live, but I tested positive, “said Fallon.
As a matter of fact, SNLSeason finale episode Fallon was referring to did not go as planned. The live sketch comedy show was forced to send most of its cast and crew home due to the rise in the Omicron variant. Instead, the show broadcast pre-made sketches and past vacation highlights.
“I was so scared,” Fallon admitted when he received his positive test. “I went in like I usually did – because we’ve been doing this test for a year now – so I know everyone up there, all the nurses and doctors … the nurse comes back and says, ‘Come with me.” I’ve never got ‘Come with me’ before. “
Fallon, who found he was vaccinated and boosted, and regularly practiced safety guidelines like masking and hand washing, was then taken to an isolation room while he waited for his results.
The TV personality recalls calling his wife, Nancy Juvonen, and noted that she and her two daughters, 7-year-old Franny and 8-year-old Winnie, went to New York state for Fallon to isolate himself . However, both of his daughters tested positive for COVID-19.
“My girls tested positive too. And they’re fine, they’re all fine. Franny had the runny nose for about two days. Winnie had no symptoms at all,” Fallon said, adding a silver lining to his daughters’ diagnosis. “But that meant I could go home and spend the vacation with the kids, so I did. It was a Christmas miracle.”
Fallon urged viewers to get vaccinated and boosted to help contain the spread of the virus and relieve symptoms.
“I just want to tell everyone out there, please let yourself be fooled, let yourself be stepped up if you can. Because man, this thing, it’s a blast, it’s a real thing, ”he shared. “If I didn’t have that, I know it just felt like I was real, real, real, really sick. So I just want to thank all of my doctors.”
Before his appearance on The Tonight Show, Fallon posted a photo on Instagram revealing his COVID-19 diagnosis.
“Hey guys, on the first day of our vacation break, I tested positive for COVID. I was vaccinated and boostered which was lucky enough to have only mild symptoms. Thanks to the doctors and nurses who worked around the clock work hard to keep one annoyed, “he wrote. “Thanks to NBC for taking the testing protocols so seriously and doing a great job – and thank you for including me in What ‘You Talk About Willis?” Isolation room when they told me the news. “
Fallon received some support from his celebrity friends, including today show weatherman Al Roker, who revealed his family had also contracted COVID over the holidays. “Hold on, Jimmy. We got it too, but annoyed and charged and you can get through,” Roker wrote.
Reese Witherspoon also commented, “Hope you recover quickly!”
Reference from etonline