Jimmy Kimmel has tested positive for COVID-19 and has a 7-year-old daughter to thank. Jimmy Kimmel Live! The host revealed on Monday that the show would not air due to his diagnosis.
The 54-year-old tweeted, “Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically told her not to) everything looks fine, I’m double waxed and boosted, but the show shouldn’t go on.” “Apologies to @tomcruise and @iliza and thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs who will be working for me from last night.”
Kimmel will be staying at the home with his wife Molly McNearney and their two children, Jane, 7 and son Billy, 5. In his absence to host, will be comedian Mike Birbiglia, who took to the comments to offer best wishes.
“I must be the first one to land a Southwest Airlines flight and find out they are hosting a late night talk show,” the comedian wrote in a tweet. “Sending love to the Kimmels. See you on TV tomorrow, guys. ️.”
The comedian shared another comment under Kimmel’s Instagram post, writing, “All my love to the Kimmels. Honored to sit. ️❤️❤️,” he wrote.
Guests scheduled for this week’s show include Mike Myers, Ewan McGregor, Ben Schwartz, Kevin Hart and Hannah Inbinder. Music guests have included The Black Crow as well as The Head and the Heart.
Kimmel’s diagnosis comes a week after fellow late night host, Stephen Colbert, had to cancel the show due to testing positive for COVID.
“Yes! I tested positive for COVID, but basically I feel very grateful and excited,” he tweeted after the official the late show The account broke the news.
“Thanks for the well wishes,” added. “It just proves that I will do anything to avoid interviewing Jason Bateman.”
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