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Jimmy Kimmel reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19 once again

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Jimmy Kimmel has once again tested positive for COVID-19. Jimmy Kimmel Live! The host revealed on Tuesday that he still has the virus, after sharing that he had contracted COVID earlier this month.

“I’m such a positive person, I tested positive again. I’m feeling fine,” Kimmel wrote on Twitter Tuesday night, before revealing that John Mulaney and Andy Samberg would be stepping down to host late Wednesday .

“The great John @Mulaney and Andy Samberg @TheLonelyIsland have humbly agreed to host @JimmyKimmelLive for me tomorrow,” he said.

Kimmel’s positive test result comes days after he first tested positive for the virus and returned to his hosting duties on May 9.

The 54-year-old tweeted on May 2, “Our daughter covid us (even though we specifically told her not to) all feeling fine, I’m double waxed and boosted, but the show won’t go on.” Needed.” Thanks to tomcruise & @iliza and mike birbiglia @birbigs who will be working for me from last night.”

Kimmel shared that he will be staying at home with his wife, Molly McNeary, and their two children, Jane, 7 and Billy, 5.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia, who replaced Kimmel, took to the comments to offer well wishes.

“I must be the first person to land a Southwest Airlines flight and find out they’re hosting a late night talk show,” the comedian wrote at the time. “Sending love to the Kimmels. See you on TV tomorrow, guys. ️.”

Guests scheduled for the rest of the week include Cheryl Hines, Milo Ventimiglia, Jesse Buckley, Ryan Seacrest and Joe Keery. Musical guests have included Gang of Youth, Franz Ferdinand and Trains.

Other late-night hosts who have battled COVID-19 in recent months include Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden. Colbert returned as host late Show On Monday too, after suffering from a recurrence of the virus, which kept him away from the show for two weeks.

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