Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Monday said he’s contracted the coronavirus infection despite being vaccinated and boosted.
He even jokingly explained how he got it:
Kimmel canceled Monday night’s show and lined up comic Mike Birbiglia to fill in as host until he recovers.
“I must be the first person to ever deplane a Southwest Airlines flight and find out they’re guest-hosting a late night talk show,” Birbiglia wrote on Twitter.
Kimmel is the second late-night host to develop the infection in recent weeks. “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert returned to the air on Monday after his own battle with COVID-19.
“This is a broadcast emergency,” Colbert said of Kimmel’s illness during his Monday night monologue. “TV is down a Jimmy!”
Colbert also called for presidential help: