In a message posted to Twitter, the host said he was feeling fine (“thanks vaccines and booster!”) and would have an update next Monday “to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!”
The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!) We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 4, 2022
Late Night aired its first new show since Dec. 16 on Monday, Jan. 3.
No additional information on the situation was available.
The news comes one day after Tonight Show host and fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon announced he tested positive for COVID-19 over the holiday break.
In a message posted to Instagram, Fallon shared a photo of himself masked and waiting in an isolation room. “Hey guys, on the first day of our holiday break I tested positive for Covid. I was vaccinated and boostered which made me lucky enough to only have mild symptoms,” he wrote.
Fallon thanked the medical professionals who “work so hard around the clock to get everyone vaxxed” and NBC “for taking the testing protocols so seriously and doing a great job.” He also worked in a joke.
The host recovered in time for The Tonight Show’s Monday return from break.
This story was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.