NBC’s “Evening with Seth Meyers” will be canceled for the rest of the week after the show’s host became ill with COVID-19.
Meyers, 48, said Tuesday that he is not symptomatic and that new episodes of the show will air next week, but they will not be recorded at the Rockefeller Center’s 8G studio. During the first five months of the pandemic, Meyers held an adjusted version of the show, separated from his mother-in-law’s tent.
“The bad news is that I tested positive for COVID (thank you, 2022!), The good news is that I feel good (thanks to vaccines and boosters!)” Meyers tweeted. “We’ll be canceling the rest of the show this week, so set it up next Monday to see what a great place we can try and pass as a studio !!!”
The news came a day after Jimmy Fallon, the host of Tonight Show, announced that COVID-19 was available even when his show was on vacation.
The recent spread of the virus at the network’s Manhattan headquarters has not been funny for its nightly programs.
Saturday Night Live almost canceled the Dec. 18 episode after several actors tested positive. He ended the show with only two cast members, no band, studio audience and a bare bones crew.