Robin Roberts announced Thursday night on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. After week-long speculation, fans began to wonder why Robin was missing from Good Morning America.
In her tweet, she says, “Appreciate the concern about my absence this week on @GMA. Unfortunately I tested positive for Covid,” she tweeted. “Grateful my symptoms have been mild and that I’m doing well. Looking forward to returning as soon as I can. ThankfulThursday 🙏🏾 #HappyFridayEve ❤️.”
Appreciate the concern about my absence this week on @GMA. Unfortunately I tested positive for Covid. Grateful my symptoms have been mild and that I’m doing well. Looking forward to returning as soon as I can. #ThankfulThursday 🙏🏾 #HappyFridayEve ❤️
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) January 21, 2022
Roberts, 61, isn’t the only tv host that has been absent from the big screen. Her fellow co-star Amy Robach also tested positive for contracting the virus. Robach, 48, announced a positive test and an update with the virus on Instagram.
She says, “It was crazy though – I had exhaustion and lower back pain last weekend – not putting two and two together that those were early omicron symptoms… Just thought I was pushing myself too hard with my training runs!!”
Roberts and Robach are vaccinated and boosted.
Today co-anchors, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie confirmed their positive tests on Jan. 6. Kotb, 57, claims she was “feeling good” amid the recent COVID battle. Guthrie, 50, says she had “little sniffles, but much more.”
The virus has widely affected the entertainment industry as some late-night show hosts have also confirmed their positive tests.
Jimmy Fallon tested positive the first day during the holiday break from The Tonight Show. He was also vaccinated and boosted. Seth Myers canceled a week of Late Night to recover from the virus. Though he “felt fine” because he was vaccinated.