Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and executive producer behind many popular Bravo shows including the Real Housewives franchise, has announced that he is the latest celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavius. In a short post, the host suggests that production for WWHL will be paused momentarily.
"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus," he wrote. "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."
WWHL was initially suspended earlier this month as a precautionary measure. Only a few hours ago, Bravo announced that the show would return on Sunday in a special edition titled What What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home. They promised a week of episodes filmed from Cohen's apartment with guest interviews as well as production work all being done remotely. John Mayer, Nene Leakes, and Ramona Singer were all slated to make appearances. And now, before those plans could really even get off the ground, they've been put on pause.
Over the last few days, Cohen has continued to work, calling in to his Sirius Radio show from home. It's turned out some pretty amazing work from home looks. He's also been keeping his followers entertained on Instagram Stories. Recently he finished reading Michael Jackson's autobiography Moonwalk. After finding out that it was edited by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, he announced that she didn't do a very good job.