Andy Cohen tests positive for coronavirus, Watch What Happens Live host taking break

Andy Cohen in his announcement post.
Andy Cohen made a social media announcement on Friday. Pic credit: @bravoandy/Instagram

Celebrities have been suffering from the pandemic as much as the rest of us. Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Kevin Durant, and others have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today, TV and radio host Andy Cohen confirmed on Instagram that he, too, has the infection.

Cohen gave details in a post

The Watch What Happens Live host had planned to do episodes of the show from home, but since his diagnosis, he’s put that on hold.

According to the post, Andy hadn’t been feeling his best for a few days and his fears were confirmed when the results of his test came back positive.

“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” he announced. “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.”

Andy made sure to thank the healthcare workers who are tirelessly fighting the pandemic and gave advice to all of those who remain healthy. “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,” he wrote.

Fans and celebrities alike sent Andy their best wishes for a speedy recovery. Musician John Mayer advised Andy, “Rest up. Love you with all my heart.”

“Speedy recovery I know you will be fine. Love Love Love you,” Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice commented.

Sarah Jessica Parker kept it simple by posting a trio of blue heart emojis.

Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show, actress Busy Philipps, and comedian Amy Sedaris also sent their well-wishes.

Andy was working from home very recently

Just two days ago, Andy posted a photo of himself working from home on his radio show. He’s smiling in the photo, surrounded by radio equipment, but also wearing a bathrobe.

A day earlier, he posted a photo at the same desk of himself working from home with his 13-month-old son Benjamin. He called Benjamin his “new co-host” for the morning.

Even as recently as two hours ago, Andy was posting about the upcoming episode of Watch What Happens Live, which was to feature Nene Leakes, Jerry O’Connell, and Ramona Singer.

Now, Andy’s made the wise decision to cancel that episode and focus on recovering.

During this time of uncertainty, it’s important to follow Andy’s advice — stay home, take care of yourself, and, as always, wash your hands.

Watch What Happens Live airs Sundays-Thursdays at 11/10c on Bravo. 

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