As the Omicron variant of COVID surges in New York, Seth Meyers is the latest TV personality that’s tested positive for the disease. As a result, the late night host has suspended taping for his NBC show Late Night with Seth Meyers, canceling all shows until next Monday to retool a workaround studio. The news came in a tweet shared to Meyers’ personal Twitter account earlier today.
“The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!),” he shared. “We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!”
Meyers hosted an original broadcast last night (Jan. 3), chatting with guests including Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley from This Is Us. He also hosted musician David Byrne on the show.
Late Night isn’t alone in the realm of talk shows that’ve had to face major changes as the Omicron variant surges across New York. Due to concerns about the spike in cases, NBC’s Saturday Night Live also had to rework its annual holiday episode, canceling performances from musical guest Charli XCX and shutting down an in-person audience.
Further, Meyers’ late night colleague Jimmy Fallon also announced earlier this week that he had tested positive for COVID-19 during a planned holiday hiatus for NBC’s The Tonight Show. He has since recovered from the illness and returned to his role.
Other shows like Bill Maher’s Real Time, The View, The Wendy Williams Show, and more have had to face major changes as the Omicron variant sweeps the nation, especially taking a toll on New York.
Stay tuned for more updates on Late Night as the show plans to pick up again next week. Late Night With Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.
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