Emma McIntyre / Getty James Corden
James Corden is the latest celebrity to have tested positive for COVID-19.
The 43-year-old hosted The Late Late Show with James Corden announced his positive diagnosis in a post on Instagram on Thursday, noting that he was fully vaccinated and boosted ahead of his positive results.
“I just tested positive for COVID 19,” Corden wrote. “I’m fully vaccinated, boosted, and because of this I’m so lucky to say I’m fine.”
Although he is currently not experiencing any symptoms, Corden confirmed that his late-night CBS show “will be off the air for the next few days.”
“Hold on all of you,” he concluded. “All my love, James x”
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Corden’s positive test comes amid growing cases of coronavirus sweeping across the country, mainly due to the highly contagious omicron variant.
Los Angeles, where Corden films The Late Late Show, has been particularly hard hit in recent weeks, reporting 26,754 new cases of the virus on Wednesday, according to LA County’s Daily COVID-19 Data tracker.
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Other stars who have recently tested positive include Hugh Jackman, Whoopi Goldberg, Debra Messing, LL Cool J and Jessie J.
Co-hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers also announced that they had tested positive for the virus this week.
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Like Corden, Meyers, 48, announced that his NBC show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, will also be canceled the rest of the week. His show is expected to return at a distance Monday.
“The bad news is that I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!), The good news is that I’m fine (thanks vaccines and booster!),” Meyers wrote in his post on Tuesday. “We’ll cancel the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what a cool place we will try to release as a studio !!!”
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