NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” is canceled for the rest of the week after the show’s host came down with COVID-19.
Meyers, 48, said Tuesday that he was not symptomatic and new episodes of the show would air next week, but they wouldn’t be taped in Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8G. Meyers hosted a toned-down version of the show in isolation from his in-laws’ attic during the first five months of the pandemic.
“The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!),” Meyers tweeted. “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!!!”
The news came a day after Jimmy Fallon, the host of “The Tonight Show,” revealed he also had COVID-19 when his show was on break for the holidays.
The spread of the virus in the network’s Manhattan headquarters has been no laughing mater for its late night programming recently.
“Saturday Night Live” nearly canceled its Dec. 18 episode after multiple cast members tested positive. It ended up doing a show with only two cast members, no band, no studio audience and a bare bones crew.