Andy Cohen broke the news on Instagram that he was diagnosed with the coronavirus. The Bravo personality subsequently had to cancel his plans of hosting Watch What Happens Live from his living room, which had just been announced. After the late-night show host made the post an outpour of support came rushing in with many from The Real Housewives franchises.
What did Andy Cohen say?
Cohen took to Instagram to share a selfie confirming the news that his coronavirus test had returned positive.
“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.”
“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.
The ‘Housewives’ react
Cohen is the producer on all the Housewives franchises and is close to the women that star on the show. Cynthia Bailey from The Real Housewives of Atlanta was one that dedicated a whole post on her Instagram account.
“Just came back from Costco with Mike and was off the gram for a couple of hours,” she wrote. Was just thinking about how we were scheduled to shoot the reunion yesterday until it got canceled because of corona. Everyone please continue to do your part to stay healthy and protect the health of others by staying home as much as you can. Sending Andy much love and many prayers. Please rest up and feel better. Praying you have a speedy recovery.
Former RHOBH star, Yolanda Hadid, wrote under the comments: “Sending much love and healing light your way.”
From Orange County, Shannon Beador said she was “sending healing energy and light,” while Tamra Judge said, “Get better Andy, we love you.”
“Sorry to hear this. Praying for you,” Porsha Williams from the Atlanta franchise commented.
“Speedy recovery, I know you will be fine. Love, love, love you,” Teresa Giudice from RHONJ said.
“Get well soon,” Kandi Burruss from RHOA added.
“Wish you better soon and sending love,” Dorit Kemsley from RHOBH wrote.
“Prayers for you, from all of Dallas. Love you always, Andy,” Kameron Westcott from RHOD said.
“Sending you love,” Kyle Richards from RHOBH commented.
“Andy, so sorry. Get well soon for that baby. You got this,” Melissa Gorga from RHONJ said, while Dolores Catania from the same franchise added, “praying for you.”
‘WWHL’ gets scrapped
Earlier in the day, Cohen was. in high spirits revealing that he would be filming his late-night show from his 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,” he added. “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 were expected to appear via video call on the premiere episode.