NBC cancels this week’s episode of Late night with Seth Meyers after Meyers tested positive for COVID-19.
The host announced it on Twitter, and writes: “The bad news is that I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!), the good news is that I’m fine (thanks vaccines and booster!) We cancel the rest of the shows this week , so stay tuned next time Monday to see what a cool location we will try to publish as a studio !!! ”
And fan asked for it Mike Scollins, who is one of the writers on the show and has appeared on camera several times, to fill in as the host. Scollins replied with a picture of himself sitting at Meyers’ desk, and writes, “He can not say no if I do not ask!” But Scollins and his infamous tank top unfortunately will not host this week.
The announcement of the week-long break comes the next day Late night returned from his holiday break. And unfortunately, Meyers is not the only NBC host to get COVID recently. IN an Instagram post Jimmy Fallon showed himself locked in a small 30 Rock office and told that he tested positive the first day of The Tonight Showhas been on holiday but has since recovered.
Hi guys, on the first day of our vacation I was tested positive for Covid. I was vaccinated and boosted, which made me so lucky to only have mild symptoms. Thanks to the doctors and nurses who work so hard around the clock to get everyone vaxxed. Thanks to NBC for taking the test protocols so seriously and doing a great job – and also thanks for putting me in “What ‘chu talkin’ about Willis?” isolation room when they told me the news.
The Tonight Show also returned on January 3 with an episode featuring guests Anthony Anderson and Carly Pearce.