Jimmy Kimmel tests positive for COVID-19 again… two weeks after family contracted virus

Jimmy Kimmel tests positive for COVID-19 again… two weeks after family contracted virus

Jimmy Kimmel reveals John Mulaney and Andy Samberg will replace him on his late night show after he contracted COVID-19 again… two weeks after his family came down with the virus

  • Jimmy Kimmel announced he tested positive for COVID-19 again on Tuesday
  • The host, 54, revealed the news in a tweet, confirming that he was “feeling great” and that John Mulaney and Andy Samberg would be filling in for him on his late night show.
  • “I’m such a positive person, I’ve AGAIN tested positive,” the star tweeted.
  • His latest announcement comes just two weeks after he opted out of recording his show after his family came down with COVID-19
  • In a tweet earlier this month, the father-of-four joked: ‘Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to)’
  • His latest announcement comes just two weeks after he opted out of recording his show after his family came down with the virus

Jimmy Kimmel announced he tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after members of his family contracted the virus.

The 54-year-old late-night host revealed the news in a cheeky tweet, which confirmed he was “feeling great” and had scheduled two comedians to fill in for him while he was away.

“I’m such a positive person, I’ve tested positive AGAIN,” the star tweeted. “The great John @Mulaney & Andy Samberg @TheLonelyIsland have graciously agreed to host @JimmyKimmelLive for me tomorrow.”

Yikes: Jimmy Kimmel announced he tested positive for coronavirus again on Tuesday, just two weeks after members of his family contracted the virus

Yikes: Jimmy Kimmel announced he tested positive for coronavirus again on Tuesday, just two weeks after members of his family contracted the virus

His latest announcement comes just two weeks after he opted out of recording his show after his family came down with COVID-19.

In a tweet earlier this month, the father-of-four joked: “Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to).”

At the time, he assured his followers that he was not suffering from all the main symptoms or complications of the disease.

Out sick: The 54-year-old late-night host revealed the news in a cheeky tweet, which confirmed he

Out sick: The 54-year-old late-night host revealed the news in a cheeky tweet, who confirmed he was ‘feeling fine’ and has already scheduled two comedians to fill in for him during his absence

“I’m such a positive person, I’ve tested positive AGAIN,” the star tweeted. “The great John @Mulaney & Andy Samberg @TheLonelyIsland have graciously agreed to host @JimmyKimmelLive for me tomorrow” (John Mulaney pictured in 2020)

Substitutions: Kimmel revealed that Andy Samberg will also replace him

Substitutions: Kimmel revealed that Andy Samberg will also replace him

“It’s ok, I’m double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on,” he continued. “Apologies to @TomCruise & @iliza and thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs who will replace me from tomorrow night.”

Due to the short notice, his check-in with Tom Cruise was canceled as he could not find a guest host on such short notice.

Cruise was set to be his big guest as he promoted his upcoming Top Gun sequel, while comedian Iliza Shlesinger would also appear.

Canceled: Jimmy joked that his daughter had made the family sick.  It emerged that Monday's show with Tom Cruise and Iliza Shlesinger would be scrapped altogether

Canceled: Jimmy joked that his daughter had made the family sick. It emerged that Monday’s show with Tom Cruise and Iliza Shlesinger would be scrapped altogether

Family: He and his wife Molly McNearney, 44, share two young children: Jane, seven, and William, five;  seen together on April 24 in Washington, DC

Family: He and his wife Molly McNearney, 44, share two young children: Jane, seven, and William, five; seen together on April 24 in Washington, DC

The late-night host didn’t say whether all of his family members had contracted COVID-19, or just certain members.

He and his wife Molly McNearney, 44, share two young children: Jane, seven, and William, five.

He also has two adult children from his first marriage to Gina Kimmel: Katie, 30, and Kevin, 28.

Out of the Nest: He also has two adult children from his first marriage to Gina Kimmel: Katie, 30, and Kevin, 28;  seen with Gillian Anderson on April 12

Out of the Nest: He also has two adult children from his first marriage to Gina Kimmel: Katie, 30, and Kevin, 28; seen with Gillian Anderson on April 12

Jimmy was presumably referring to his youngest daughter Jane in his tweet, although it’s unclear if she was the likely vector for the COVID-19 infections, or if he was just joking with his fans.

Jimmy managed to arrange for comedian Mike Birbiglia to replace him during his absence.

Birbiglia, who also stars in, co-wrote and directed the autobiographical film Sleepwalk With Me, will perform in Los Angeles on Tuesday night as part of the Netflix comedy festival Is a Joke.

Perfect Timing: Luckily for Jimmy, comedian Mike Birbiglia was in town to replace him earlier this month;  seen in October in NYC

Perfect Timing: Luckily for Jimmy, comedian Mike Birbiglia was in town to replace him earlier this month; seen in October in NYC

Advertisement

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.