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Andy Cohen announces that he has coronavirus & will have to rest for now

Andy Cohen announces that he has coronavirus & will have to rest for now
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Bravo personality and ‘Real Housewives’ executive producer Andy Cohen announced that he has come down with the novel coronavirus, a virus that has plagued at least 17,000 Americans in the last month.

In a post to his Instagram page, the out television veteran also said that this means his late night show, Watch What Happens Live (or ‘WWHL’), will come to an indefinite halt. He was planning to continue the show by recording from his home. Episodes were set to air as early as tomorrow, and Cohen announced that Nene Leakes, John Mayer, and Jerry O’Connell were some of the guests slated for the first two episodes.

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He then wrote to his 3.7 million followers yesterday afternoon, “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus.”

“As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better,” his caption continues. “I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”

Like most live and late-night shows, WWHL was suspended as a precautionary in the beginning of the month. Meanwhile, Cohen was hosting his radio show, Radio Andy on Sirius XM, from home. No immediate plans for his radio show are known, which is slated to run replays through at least Monday.

Page Six notes that Cohen had posed in a picture with friends Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick recently – and last week, Broderick’s sister was found to have contracted the virus.

The last fully produced episode of WWHL aired on March 17.

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