As the days go by, more and more public figures are testing positive caught with the deadly coronavirus. As we learn more about COVID-19, many from all works of life have contracted the virus including Hollywood and the world of Sports.
See the full list below.
1. Nick Cannon Tests Positive For COVID-19, Niecy Nash To Host ‘The Masked Singer’Source:Getty
Nick Cannon is the latest high-profile celebrity to be stricken by the COVID-19 condition. With the media personality and television host taking off time to properly quarantine, Niecy Nash has been tapped to temporarily host ahead of its upcoming season. Tap Here To Read More
2. Michael StrahanSource:Getty
The former NFL all-pro and now Good Morning America Host tested positive for COVID-19 according to TMZ
3. Dave ChappelleSource:Netlfix
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4. Karl-Anthony TownsSource:Getty
Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns is the latest NBA baller to test positive for COVID-19.
Towns revealed the devastating news on Twitter Friday evening (Jan.15). His positive test’s news comes after he just returned from a wrist injury, now he will miss even more time. Towns’ positive COVID-19 diagnosis is personal to him, being that during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, both his mom, Jacqueline Brooks, and dad caught the virus. His father recovered, but his mother passed away due to complications from the coronavirus after being put in a medically induced coma. He later revealed that he lost other family members to COVID-19.
5. Award Winning Journalist and Talk Show Host Larry King
Veteran talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19.
6. Shemar Moore provides COVID-19 health update
“Covid tried to disrespect a Brutha.. covid is a brutal test… it’s rough!!! oh but I’m riding this quarantine at home out and I’m passing this test DAMMIT!!! Covid ain’t shutting down my swag… SH*T!!! 😅💪🏾🙏🏽🤩 #wearamask (in them streets)😷”
7. Shemar Moore talks about COVID diagnosis and symptoms
Actor Shemar Moore talks about his COVID diagnosis
8. Britney Spears longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, tests positive for coronavirus
Sam took to twitter stating, ” 2020 has been a crazy/twisted year for all of us. Recently I tested positive for Covid-19, I was lucky enough to catch the news before being around and infecting my loved ones (friends, family, significant other). I quickly isolated myself and started my quarantine process alone. 🙏🏽”
9. ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons Hospitalized with COVID-19
Real Housewives of Dallas Star D'Andra Simmons Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Diagnosis https://t.co/C3PcC56IE6— People (@people) December 28, 2020
Podcast host Kate Casey took to Twitter to announce ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons was hospitalized with COVID-19. Simmons rep confirmed the news to TMZ and went on to say D’Andra’s been admitted into the COVID ward at UT Southwestern Hospital and isn’t doing well.
10. Sharon Osbourne
I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for Covid 19. After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while “The Talk” is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy.— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) December 15, 2020
Talk show host Sharon Osbourne announced that she was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID
11. Queen Sugar Actress carol SuttonSource:WENN
Actress Carol Sutton dies of COVID-19 complications at 76
Singer Ashanti tested positive for COVID
13. Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister JrSource:Getty
Friday Actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Jr passed away reportedly due to COVD related issues
14. Ellen DeGeneresSource:WENN
Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID
15. Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he has coronavirus.
Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he along with other members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19. He went on to reiterate the importance of masks as he believes he may have been too relaxed a time or two which led to his current diagnosis.
Hammond also confirmed while he is on day five since testing and had a rough weekend last weekend but is unsure of if the worst has passed.
Our prayers for a speedy recovery are with Fred Hammon and his family during this time.
16. New England Patriots Quarterback Cam Newton
Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter broke the news that former NFL MVP Cam Newton tested positive with COVID-19 and will sit out this weekends game vs., The Kansas City Chiefs.
17. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
18. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox
Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox pulled out of co-hosting E!’s virtual red carpet at the #Emmys after testing positive for coronavirus
19. Natalie Nunn
Bad Girl, Natalie Nunn shares A video from the hospital on Instagram that she has tested positive for Coronavirus
20. Comedian Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for Coronavirus
Comedian Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for coronavirus during a 34-minute interview about COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci on her YouTube channel.
“I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus. READ MORE
21. Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Halting ‘The Batman’Source:Getty
After an initial report released Thursday (September 4) stated that production on the upcoming film The Batman halted due to a crewmember contracting the virus, Vanity Fair revealed that the crewmember in question was none other than The Batman star Robert Pattinson.
22. The Rock, Wife Lauren & 2 Daughters Tested Positive For COVID-19
In a video shared to his Instagram account on Wednesday (September 2), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced that not only did he test positive for COVID-19 but so did his wife, Lauren Hashian-Johnson and their two daughters. Click here for more
23. Kevin Hart
During a stand-up set over the weekend, Kevin Hart revealed that he battled COVID-19 earlier in the year. Hart shared the shocking revelation with attendees at Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Hart explained why he didn’t share the news when he was first diagnosed with the virus telling the socially distanced crowd: “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.” CLICK HERE TO SEE MOREart
24. Usain Bolt
According to TMZ Jamaica’s minister of health, Dr. Chistopher Tufton, has confirmed that the fastest man on earth has indeed tested positive for COVID-19 days after rumors began swirling that he’d been infected. Initially after the rumors started Bolt denied having the Rona but said he’d just been tested and was awaiting the results, but now it’s confirmed he’s self-isolating until he tests negative. Click here to read more
25. Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas from the Real Housewives of Atlanta has contracted COVID-19. Thomas shared the news on Instagram, saying he neglected to social distance and wear a mask. “Let me tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves, practice social distancing,” the reality star said.
Madonna shared on Instagram “When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time.”
27. Kanye West
Kanye West shared during an interview with Forbes that he had COVID-19 in February 2020 “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was, ‘Drake can’t be sicker than me!'” His symptoms included “chills, shaking in the bed”
28. Marcus Smart
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
29. Herman Cain
Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At 74. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
30. Shereé Whitfield
31. ABC’s The Bachelor, Colton Underwood
32. Troy Sneed
33. Mel Gibson
34. Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook says he has tested positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/BYG6clQmup— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 13, 2020
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook confirmed the reason why he hasn’t joined the team in Orlando for the NBA restart, he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Westbrook, 31, confirmed the positive diagnosis on Monday, writing, “I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando.” in a tweet that was later deleted CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
35. Real Housewives of New York, Ramona Singer
36. Jason Collins
Jason Collins, the first openly gay player to ever play in any of four major North American pro sports leagues, tested positive for COVID-19. He tweeted “I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough.”
37. “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos
38. Bryan Cranston
39. Real Housewives Of Orange County, Shannon Beador
40. Spencer Dinwiddie
41. New York Knicks Owner, James Dolan
42. Actress Anna Camp
43. Keisha Lance Bottoms
COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020
Keisha Lance Bottoms becomes the first mayor of a major American city to have tested positive for the virus. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
44. D.L. Hughley
Comedian DL Hughley revealed on Saturday night that he has tested positive for COVID-19, one day after the Original King of Comedy and host of The DL Hughley Show fainted during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night. Click Here To Learn More.
45. Ezekiel Elliott
#Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott is one of the players who has tested positive for the Coronavirus, his agent Rocky Arceneaux confirmed to me. Arceneaux said Elliott is feeling good.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, several members of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans have tested positive for COVID-19. Per Rapoport, “none of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities” and that the teams “followed proper health protocols.”
Among those players who tested positive were Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Tap Here To Learn More
46. Patrick Ewing
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
47. Fat Trel
D.C. Rapper Fat Trel shared with his fans and followers that he been confirmed with COVID-19 while in jail after dealing with symptoms. In his Instagram story he posted “#PRAY4GLEESH I GOT CORONA VIRUS 😤😭😤” https://bit.ly/2W9CtQr-e1588193214676
48. Von Miller
It has been a month since COVID-19 effectively changed how we currently live our lives. The sports world has been affected as all major sports leagues are virtually shut down. After Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell became the first two NBA players to test positive for COVID-19, the virus began affecting not only athletes but their family members as well. Now the NFL is being affected by the virus and it happens to be one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league.
Von Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP tested positive according to his agent, Joby Branion. He says he’s in “good spirits”. He’s the most prominent figure in the NFL to have tested positive for the virus.
On his 62nd birthday, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds made a shocking revelation – he and his family were infected with COVID-19.
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
50. Bebe Winans
In an interview with SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show the Gospel icon BeBe Winans said: “I don’t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, I’m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.” BeBe Winans admits in the recent interview that he too had the mentality that he could not contract it and even though he say’s he was cautious somehow got it, but he did not require hospitalization. However in the same interview he revealed that his brother who had also tested positive did require hospital treatment for 4 or 5 days as well as his mother. BeBe also said that although he is a man of faith he admits that you do have to use common sense in the battle of COVID-19. BeBe say’s that he is now on the recovering side of the coronavirus.
51. Marvin Winans
52. Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19
53. Ali Wentworth
54. Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder
The musician Adam Schlesinger, who died this week, was a modest man of immodestly lavish talent, with a body of work that stands next to those of far bigger boldface names. https://t.co/qiqT5okF1G— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 3, 2020
Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder passed due to complications from COVID-19
55. John Prine
We are remembering Joe Diffie with his iconic 90s videos ❤️ https://t.co/GsbgSUAM1B— CMT (@CMT) March 31, 2020
56. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar
57. Prince Albert II of Monaco
58. Singer Charlotte Lawrence
59. Record Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey
60. P!NK and son Jameson
61. Doris Burke
62. Rapper YNW Melly
63. Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr.
Ellis Marsalis Jr., Jazz Pianist and Patriarch, Dies at 85 - The New York Times https://t.co/2rkQqlWtQX— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) April 2, 2020
Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. passed away in Louisiana on April 1 after battling pneumonia brought on by the coronavirus. He was 85.
64. Brooke Baldwin
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced on Friday that she tested positive for coronavirus.— CNN (@CNN) April 3, 2020
"I am OKAY," Baldwin said in an Instagram post. "It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever." https://t.co/tF6kWKBaRs
65. Designer Jenny Polanco
66. Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz
Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus in New Jersey at 59
67. Chris Cuomo
69. Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales
70. Slim Thug
71. Manu Dibango
72. Boris Johnson
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/9Te6aFP0Ri
73. Kevin Durant
74. Idris Elba
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
75. Sabrina Dhowre Elba
76. DJ Black N Mild
77. Rudy Gobert
78. Tom Hanks
79. Rita Wilson
80. Donovan Mitchell
81. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
82. Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the Premier League
83. Australia’s former home affairs minister Peter Dutton
84. Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta
85. Francis Suarez