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Hugh Jackman, Billie Eilish and Jimmy Fallon are among the stars sharing their positive COVID test results to encourage others to get fully vaccinated.

This comes as the rapidly spreading Omicron variant leads to a huge increase in cases in the United States, with over a million reported in a single day this week – a world record.

Many familiar actors, presenters and comedians have tested positive, forcing them to cancel shows and interviews.

Hugh jackman

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Hugh Jackman said his symptoms were mild and he would be back on stage soon

The 53-year-old actor tested positive on December 28.

In a 30-second Instagram video, which has been viewed nearly three million times, the The Greatest Showman star said he was experiencing “mild symptoms,” including a “itchy throat” and a “sticky nose. sinks “.

He urged viewers to “be safe, healthy and kind”.

Broadway Musical The Music Man, in which Jackman stars, was forced to cancel performances until January 6.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o tells her fans to protect themselves from this “serious illness”

The Black Panther star announced her positive result on Twitter on Tuesday.

She urged fans to “please do all you can to protect yourself and others from serious illness” by wearing masks and getting vaccinated.

Virtual interviews to promote his new film The 355, which will also star Jessica Chastain, had to be canceled.

Whoopi goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg missed filming due to testing positive for COVID

The host of the American talk show The View was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus on Monday, when she was absent from the filming of the first show since Christmas.

His co-host Joy Behar reassured fans that Goldberg had “very, very mild” symptoms and will be fine with his full vaccination.

Jimmy fallon

Actor and TV host Jimmy Fallon poses for photographers as he arrives for the opening of the new exhibit "Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones" in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York, United States on November 15, 2016. REUTERS / Mike Segar / File Photo
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Jimmy Fallon thanked his producers for “taking the testing protocols seriously”

The comedian and chat host tested positive on the first day of his Christmas vacation.

He said how lucky he was to have only mild symptoms from receiving a booster shot.

The 47-year-old then thanked the producers of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for “Take test protocols seriously”.

Posting a photo of himself with a mask in a closed room on his Instagram, he said: “Thanks NBC… and also thanks for putting me on the ‘What’ chu talkin ‘about Willis? “isolation room when they broke the news to me.

Seth Meyer

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Seth Meyers had to cancel filming his talk show for the rest of the week

The fellow comedian announced his show Late Night with Seth Meyers would be canceled for the remainder of the week after testing positive for COVID yesterday.

The 48-year-old tweeted to his five million followers that he was feeling “good” and thanked his vaccines and his reminder for giving him protection against the virus.

He asked fans to tune into the show upon his return “to see what a cool place we’ll try to pass off as a studio !!!”.

LL Cool J

LL Cool J performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on October 30, 2021. REUTERS / Gaelen Morse
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LL Cool J Tells Fans To Have A “Happy And Healthy New Year” After Canceling New York Show

The musician was forced to cancel his New Years Eve performance in New York after testing positive.

In a statement to US magazine People, the DJ admitted that the news was “disappointing for millions of fans” and that he was delighted to see 2022 in his hometown in a “special way”.

He wished his fans “a happy new year”.

Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish said she thought she ‘would be dead’ without the vaccine

The pop star told American radio show The Howard Stern Show last month. that she contracted the virus in August and had health problems for two months after that.

She told the radio host: “I want it to be clear that it’s because of the vaccine that I’m fine” – and added that she “would have died” without it.

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