The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting everybody hard. Hollywood star Nick Cannon is reportedly the latest high-profile entertainer to test positive for coronavirus.
Nick Cannon Tests Positive For COVID
“The Masked Singer” host has reportedly tested positive for COVID. Cannon is currently in quarantine and will put a momentary pause on his on-screen career, as he was set to start filming Season 5 of FOX’s “TMS” on Thursday. Actress Niecy Nash fills in his spot until he returns.
Nick Cannon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out hosting The Masked Singer season 5 for at least few episodes, EW can confirm. Variety first reported the news. Niecy Nash, who was a guest panelist on The Masked Singer’s fourth installment, will fill in as production on the new season begins Thursday, a rep for the Fox singing competition tells EW. Cannon is currently resting and in isolation, his rep confirms, and the network expects him to return to the series later in the season. (EW)
Dave Chappelle Tests Positive
Renowned comedian Dave Chappelle recently came forward to reveal he’s tested positive for the virus and canceled a slew of socially-distanced shows. Chappelle has let it be known he now has coronavirus. He is currently quarantining and is doing well, showing no symptoms of illness.
A rep for the comedian tells us Dave is currently quarantined after the positive test, but he has not yet experienced any symptoms. Dave performed the first of 5 shows in Austin Wednesday night with others scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (TMZ)
Joe Rogan Speaks On Chappelle’s COVID-19 Situation
Two of Chappelle’s now-canceled shows were slated to feature appearances from popular entertainer Joe Rogan. The pair recently also posted up with billionaire Elon Musk and Grimes in Texas. With that being said, Rogan has spoken out on the situation and let it be known he was healthy and that Grimes didn’t spread the virus.
“Because people are asking. I was not exposed to the person who had covid and I have tested negative every day this week. Also, the person that gave covid to Dave was NOT Elon’s partner, Grimes.”
Grammys Delayed Due To COVID-19
The Grammy Award ceremony isn’t going down this month. The Recording Academy has issued a statement announcing the shocking setback and delay in its annual televised ceremony. The organization went online to break the shocking news to the world. The current coronavirus pandemic has forced its decision to push the event to mid-March 2021.
“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021. The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do. “
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show.”
“We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times.” #GRAMMYs