Andy Cohen's Fans React after He Reveals He Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Andy Cohen, the beloved host of “Watch What Happens Live,” has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. His fans have been sending him messages filled with love as they wish for his quick recovery.
SHARING THE SAD NEWS
The 51-year-old star, who had been at home for over a week following the social distancing recommendations to avoid spreading the virus, posted a selfie wearing a hoodie and looking under the weather.
On Wednesday’s episode of the radio show, Cohen said he had a fever on Tuesday, took a Tylenol, and the fever went away.
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Cohen wrote.
Cohen’s announcement came only a few hours after he had revealed to his followers that he would be taping his talk show from home starting on Sunday amid the coronavirus outbreak.
However, Cohen said that as much as he would like to push through and do the show from home, he was “putting a pin in that for now” so that he could focus on resting and getting better.
Cohen added a note to all medical staff around the country who have been working tirelessly for the past weeks. He wrote:
“I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care.”
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After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. 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. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.
FANS SEND THEIR LOVE
Like with many other celebrities who have shared they have coronavirus, Cohen was instantly on the receiving end of a string of love and good wishes from fellow entertainers, friends, and fans alike.
Cohen is known for his witty sense of humor and for always keeping it real and asking the right questions during both his TV show and his radio show.
He has become a fan favorite for many Bravo fans, who usually enjoy his interviews with stars of the “Real Housewives of…” franchise, including NeNe Leakes, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey and many more.
One fan went as far as wishing Cohen a speedy recovery because he says, “the world needs him.” Here are more messages from fans and celebrities to Cohen:
WORRIES ABOUT HIS SON
While Cohen didn’t mention his son Benjamin on his Instagram post, some people have expressed their concern about the baby boy, considering that he had been “hunkered down” with Cohen at their home for a few days.
On Monday, Cohen did his SiriusXM radio show, “Andy Cohen Live,” from home, and according to People, he mentioned then that a neighbor in his building had coronavirus.
He also mentioned that he was avoiding having friends over at his home to protect his family from the quickly-spreading virus.
Still, Cohen admitted he went out with Ben for some supplies and got some food for his neighbor with coronavirus, which he left at their door.
“So there you go. There was a fever knocking at my door; it’s not there anymore. I don’t know what to say."
In the same episode, Cohen said he knew one more friend who had the virus and mentioned that an audience member of John Hill’s “54 Below” show had tested positive too. Cohen was a guest on the show on March 11.
Cohen said that as the days pass, people would realize that they were in touch with someone who had the coronavirus weeks ago. According to the World Health Organization, the incubation period — meaning, the time in which symptoms could appear — is 1-14 days.
OTHER CELEBRITIES THAT TESTED POSITIVE
Cohen is just the latest celebrity to have coronavirus. The first Hollywood stars to come forward and reveal they had the disease were Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson.
There’s also “Game of Thrones” star Kristofer Hivju, Idris Elba, basketball star Kevin Durant, Colton Underwood, Daniel Dae Kim, Debi Mazar, Broadway star Aaron Tveit, and disgraced director Harvey Weinstein.
Other celebrities who are also in self-isolation have been doing their best to entertain people from their homes to help everyone cope with the situation.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
They, alongside many others, including Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and more, have been donating to relief efforts and raising funds to help fight the pandemic.
We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!