In light of his diagnosis, he and Bravo will be “putting a pin” in the just-announced new format for his talk show Watch What Happens Live, which was to see Cohen broadcasting from his apartment and conducting video-chat interviews with Bravo personalities and other celebrities. (The new format was set to debut this Sunday night.)
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” Cohen explained in a caption. “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.”
Cohen joins a mounting list of celebrities — including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and The Bachelor star Colton Underwood — who have tested positive for the virus, the spread of which has brought much of the world to a halt. With more than 17,500 cases in the United States at press time, the outbreak has shut down production on more than 100 TV shows; click here for a full list of the shows affected.