Andy Cohen Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Cancels ‘Watch What Happens Live’ From Home Plans
Andy Cohen has informed fans that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The Bravo personality had been in self-quarantine all of this week and doing his SiriusXM show from home. Another show that he was supposed to start broadcasting from his apartment was Watch What Happens Live, but following the news, he has scrapped plans to go forward with that idea.
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Cohen posted on Instagram. “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.”
Cohen will now take the time to see how his body reacts to the virus and will be working closely with his doctor.
“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,” he concluded.
Bravo celebrities react
After Cohen confirmed the news on social media, all of the Bravo stars commented on the post sending their best wishes for his recovery.
“Sending you love,” Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills said.
“Prayers for you from all of Dallas. Love always, Andy,” Kameron Westcott from The Real Housewives of Dallas commented.
“Andy, so sorry. Get well soon for that baby. You got this,” Melissa Gorga from The Real Housewives of Atlanta added. Also from the same franchise, Dolores Catania said, “Praying for you.”
Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules wrote, “We love you, Andy. Sending prayers your way.” Her co-star, Katie Maloney added, “Love you, Andy. Send prayer and love your way.”
“Speedy recovery, I know you will be fine. Love, love, love you,” Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey said.
Kandi Burruss from RHOA said, “Get well soon.”
“Wish you better soon and sending love,” Dorit Kemsley from RHOBH commented.
‘Watch What Happens Live’ gets postponed
On the same day that Cohen got the results of the coronavirus test, Bravo had announced Watch What Happens Live would start airing new episodes. With the restrictions the government has imposed, many shows have recurred to having the TV personalities broadcast from home. That was precisely what Bravo was going to start doing on Sunday with Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: @ Home.
“Our show is arguably the most lo-tech show in late-night in its current form. So the idea of taking it down even further a few notches is just ironic and hilarious,” Cohen told Variety. “I mean, we’re the show that I still can’t believe gets a live signal out of a very small clubhouse in Soho. So we will now be from my own clubhouse in the West Village. My show has always been something of a little coffee klatch, party-line type show. And this seemed like a very natural extension of not only the show, but obviously the times that we’re in right now.”
Nene Leakes, Jerry O’Connell, and Ramona Singer would’ve been the guests on the first show from Cohen’s home. Following the news of the coronavirus, this idea has been scrapped until further notice.