AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen is putting his health over his show. Taking to his Instagram account on Friday, March 20 to announce that he tested positive for COVID-19, the TV host also revealed that he has postponed plans to host a home edition of "Watch What Happens Live".
"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus," the 51-year-old media personality told his fans the test result. Of how if affected his talk show, he explained, "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."
The author of "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year" went on to "thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us." He then concluded his message by urging "everybody to stay home and take care of themselves."
Before he tested positive for coronavirus, Cohen planned to tape his famous talk show from home. "Our show is arguably the most lo-tech show in late night in its current form. So the idea of taking it down even further a few notches is just ironic and hilarious," he told Variety earlier on Friday morning.
"I mean, we're the show that I still can't believe gets a live signal out of a very small clubhouse in Soho," the executive producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise shared, before explaining the format of "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: @ Home", "So we will now be from my own clubhouse in the West Village. My show has always been something of a little coffee klatch, party-line type show. And this seemed like a very natural extension of not only the show, but obviously the times that we're in right now."
The first episode of the "WWHL" home edition was scheduled to air on Sunday, March 22 before it was canceled. Cohen had additionally tapped "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes, TV personality Ramona Singer and "Sliders" alum Jerry O'Connell as the guests, who would be joining him on video chat."