The world may not have to deal with COVID-19 as it did two years ago. The doesn’t mean the virus has completely gone. People are continuing to catch coronavirus that has killed millions around the world. Now we have another sad case to report as a beloved late night host tested positive.

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is the latest celebrity to contract COVID-19. Kimmel, who is 54, took to social media Monday, May 2nd, to announce that he’s diagnosed with the virus.

Our daughter brought us COVID (even though we specifically asked her not to). I am double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on. Apologies to @TomCruise & @iliza and thanks to Mike Birbiglia @birbigs who’ll be filling in for me starting tomorrow night.

After Kimmel’s announcement, Mike Birbiglia joked about how he learned he’d be substituting for Kimmel. He also sent his best wishes to the late-night talk show host.


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. Sending love to the Kimmels. See you on the TV tomorrow, friends.

Kimmel is the latest late night host to test positive for COVID-19. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden have all tested positive over the past few months.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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