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Seth Meyers cancels ‘Late Night’ this week after breakthrough COVID-19 case

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Seth Meyers says he’s canceling his late-night show this week after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 48-year-old NBC “Late Night” host shared news of his diagnosis with his nearly 5 million Twitter followers on Tuesday. He credited receiving both a coronavirus vaccine and booster shot as the reason for being in good health despite his positive result.

“The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!),” Meyers wrote.

Meyers is the latest TV personality to be sidelined by the coronavirus after vaccination, in what’s known as a breakthrough case.

A day earlier, Joy Behar announced that fellow “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg tested positive while the show was on a holiday hiatus. Like Meyers, Behar praised COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, saying since Goldberg was “vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms are fortunately very, very mild.”

Amid the spread of the omicron variant across the country, Jimmy Fallon also revealed on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 during “The Tonight Show’s” holiday break.

“I was vaccinated and boostered which made me lucky enough to only have mild symptoms,” Fallon said in an Instagram post.

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