Y’all, the rumors aren’t true: Black people do get the novel coronavirus that continues to affect thousands of people worldwide. Over 450,000 Americans have died from it, and counting.
COVID-19, which has symptoms of high fever, headache and extreme body aches, is also sadly still making its way through Hollywood, with many celebrities coming forward to reveal they’ve been diagnosed.
In the celebrity sphere, the virus initially affected members of the NBA; but the world seemed to stand still when British actor Idris Elba announced Monday that he, too, had COVID-19.
Since then, more NBA players have been diagnosed, including Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant. Below are those who have received this diagnosis thus far.
A rep for Dave Chappelle confirmed he tested positive for COVID the week of January 18, 2021. Though the comedian hasn’t experienced any symptoms, he did go into quarantine and, subsequently, canceled his upcoming shows in Austin, TX.In a statement, Chappelle’s rep said he “has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter. Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus.”
It’s reported that the former NFL pro, who currently isn’t experiencing any serious symptoms, will appear on “GMA” remotely to discuss his diagnosis on Jan. 28. Strahan’s daughters and their mother are also reportedly awaiting COVID-19 test results.