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Andy Cohen's Fans React after He Reveals He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Aby Rivas
Mar 24, 2020
10:30 A.M.
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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.


Andy Cohen, the producer of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise, took to Instagram on Friday to share some bad news with his fans: he too has tested positive for Covid-19.

Andy Cohen visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on December 5, 2018 in New York City. | Photo: GettyImages



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.

Andy Cohen attends the 2019 American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 19, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages


“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.”



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:

Fan comment on Andy Cohen's post | Source: Instagram/bravoandy


Celebs comments on Andy Cohen's post | Source: Instagram/bravoandy

Fan comment on Andy Cohen's post | Source: Instagram/bravoandy



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.

Then, on Wednesday’s episode of the radio show, Cohen said he had a fever on Tuesday, took a Tylenol, and the fever went away. He added:

“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.

Andy Cohen in "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" - Season 17 | Photo: GettyImages



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.


John Legend gave a free concert, Rosie O'Donnell made a special of her show with Broadway stars, and Ellen DeGeneres has been calling her celeb friends from her sofa.

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!