Jimmy Kimmel was found to be positive for COVID-19. The television personality posted the news via social media.
On Monday, May 2nd, Jimmy Kimmel Live!Host posted his diagnosis on Twitter. “Our daughter has brought us COVID (even though we specifically asked her not to),”Kimmel wrote.
“All feeling fine, I am double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on.”
Our daughter brought covid to us (even though she asked not). All is well, I am double vaxxed, boosted, but it must stop. Sorry. @TomCruise & @ilizaMany thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigsWho will be taking over for me tomorrow night?
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 2, 2022
Kimmel will no longer host his title programme. Mike Birbiglia will take over as Kimmel heals.
Birbiglia took to Twitter to send Kimmel and his loved ones his love, while joking. “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.”
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. The Kimmels are my best wishes. We’ll see you on TV tomorrow, friends. ❤️ https://t.co/wmxkI8mRiS
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) May 2, 2022
Birbiglia will commence hosting duties on Tuesday’s programme (May 3), airing on ABC at 10.35pm CT (5.35am BST, May 4).
Guests on tomorrow’s episode of the show will include actor Mike Myers, who will be discussing his upcoming film, The Pentaverate. Comedian Iliza Shlesinger will also join the evening’s line-up, discussing Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival, the streaming platform’s first ever live comedy festival.
The programme’s musical guests will be The Black Crowes, who take their ‘Shake Your Money Maker’Later this year, the UK will celebrate 30 years since their debut album.
Kimmel is the latest host to be positive for COVID-19. Jimmy Fallon, who was reportedly experiencing only mild symptoms, announced that he had been tested positive for the virus in January. James Cordon confirmed his positive test a few days later. He said that he was still feeling the effects. “completely fine”.