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Celebrities Who Have Coronavirus Right Now

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The highly communicable novel coronavirus has disrupted work for people across the planet, and in this sense the rich and famous are no different. Musicians have been forced to cancel their performances; Broadway has been shut down; and movie sets have been closed as new releases have been postponed. These are 45 movies postponed due to coronavirus.

The severity of the cases among celebrities is much the same as it is among the general population and has ranged from mild symptoms to death.

Two of the earliest high-profile entertainers to publicly announce that they had tested positive for COVID-19 were Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer-songwriter Rita Wilson. The two were — and continue to be — in Australia, where Hanks was working on a film about the life of Elvis Presley. Following Hanks and Wilson’s disclosure, other well known public figures began reporting their own test results almost daily. Due to abundant resources, celebrities may have greater access to testing than the average person resulting in a higher rate of confirmed cases per capita.

While most entertainers who have tested positive for coronavirus will recover, some have lost their lives to the virus. Celebrity chef Floyd Cardoz died of COVID-19 on March 25 in New Jersey at age 59, and Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango died a day before, on March 24, in Paris, at age 86.

Additionally, actor Mark Blum, who appeared in movies including “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” died on March 25 at the age of 69 due to coronavirus complications.

24/7 Tempo has identified the most famous celebrities to contract the coronavirus based on reports from numerous news outlets and celebrity social media accounts. Although many notable politicians and athletes have become ill, we have focused on actors, musicians, and other entertainers here.

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1. Aaron Tveit
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 36

Actor Aaron Tveit, known for his roles as Gabe in “Next to Normal” and Frank Abagnale Jr. in the stage version of “Catch Me If You Can,” said on Instagram on March 24 that he tested positive for the coronavirus and had been in quarantine since March 12.

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2. Andrew Watt
> Occupation: Music producer
> Age: 29

Andrew Watt, who produced Cardi B’s Grammy-Award winning album “Invasion of Privacy” as well as LPs for Post Malone, said on Instagram on March 16 that he tested positive for COVID-19. This was after he experienced chills, sweats, and high fever. He said that as of March 17 his fever had gotten better and that his appetite was returning, though he said it was still hard to breathe. Watt urged people to practice social distancing.

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3. Andy Cohen
> Occupation: TV host
> Age: 51

The host of the television show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” said on March 20 that he tested positive for the coronavirus after self-quarantining. The program, which is shot in front of a studio audience, shut down last week, as have many other television shows, because of COVID-19 concerns.

4. Brandon Hoover
> Occupation: Musician
> Age: 29

Brandon Hoover, guitarist for the metal band Crown the Empire, tweeted on March 16 that he contracted COVID-19 and was told to self-quarantine for 14 days. Hoover said he believed he got the virus while touring in different countries earlier this year but that he doesn’t really know.

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5. Chad Kimball
> Occupation: Broadway actor
> Age: 43

Tony-Award nominated actor Chad Kimball, a cast member of the Broadway show “Come From Away,” posted on Facebook on March 23 that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Kimball said he was feeling better though a bit fatigued. He said he was quarantined until March 30.

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6. Charlotte Lawrence
> Occupation: Musician
> Age: 19

The pop singer took to Instagram on March 17 to say she tested positive for COVID-19, and that she was going to be “completely fine.” Charlotte Lawrence used the social platform as a forum to urge people to stay inside and self-isolate.

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7. Colton Underwood
> Occupation: Reality star
> Age: 28

Former tight end for the NFL’s Chargers, who appeared on the reality TV show “The Bachelor,” Colton Underwood went on Instagram to say he tested positive for the coronavirus on March 21. Underwood, who developed high fever and a cough, described to Cosmopolitan how scary it was being unable to breathe. He was self-quarantining, and in a video he encouraged people to stay at home.

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8. Daniel Dae Kim
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 51

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, known for his role on “Hawaii Five-0” and who now plays a doctor confronting a pandemic on the television series “New Amsterdam,” announced on Instagram on March 19 that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Kim said he was tested after flying to his home in Hawaii following the shut down of filming for “New Amsterdam” because of the outbreak. Kim said in the Instagram post that it “looks like I’ll be OK.”

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9. David Bryan
> Occupation: Musician
> Age: 58

The keyboard player for rockers Bon Jovi said on Instagram on March 22 that he tested positive for the coronavirus. David Bryan said he had been quarantined for a week and was going to be quarantined for another week. “I’ve been sick for a week and feeling better each day,” he said on Instagram. Bryan appeared on Fox News on March 24 to update his condition and allay fears of the virus.

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10. Debi Mazar
> Occupation: Actress
> Age: 55

The actress known for her role in the HBO television show “Entourage,” who also appeared in the mob film “Goodfellas,” tested positive for the virus on March 17. Mazar believed her family may have gotten COVID-19 a month ago with fever, sore throats, and body aches, but she said everyone got better quickly. At the time, she thought it was a seasonal ailment. Mazar said she was all right and that she and her family are under quarantine.

11. Ed O’Brien
> Occupation: Musician
> Age: 51

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien said on Instagram on March 23 that he “most probably” contracted the coronavirus and had been home with flu-like symptoms. The English musician said he lost his sense of smell and taste but was in “good spirits and doing better” and self-isolating. He said he was not tested because the tests were not available and he believes testing should be done for the most vulnerable in society.

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12. Idris Elba
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 47

British film and television actor Idris Elba (“Luther,” “American Gangster,” “Star Trek Beyond”) said on March 16 that he tested positive for the coronavirus. “I feel ok,” he said in a video on Twitter. “I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.” He said he got tested after finding out he was exposed to someone who had tested positive for the coronavirus. Elba urged people to wash their hands and keep their distance.

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13. Indira Varma
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 46

“Game of Thrones” star Indira Varma, currently starring in the television show “For Life,” said on Instagram on March 17 that she was laid up in bed with the virus and that “it’s not nice.” Before she was stricken with the virus, Varma had been in rehearsals for Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull” in London.

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14. Jackson Browne
> Occupation: Musician
> Age: 71

Rock and roll hall of famer Jackson Browne believes he contracted the coronavirus when he appeared at the annual benefit Love Rocks NYC on March 12. He told Rolling Stone that his symptoms were mild and that he had self-isolated. He urged younger people to treat the crisis seriously.

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15. Kristofer Hivju
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 41

Actor Kristofer Hivju went to Instagram on March 16 to announce that he tested positive for COVID-19. He said he and his family were self-isolating in their Norwegian home. “We are in good health,” said the 41-year-old “Game of Thrones” actor. “I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful.”

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16. Laura Bell Bundy
> Occupation: Actor, singer
> Age: 38

Country singer Laura Bell Bundy told fans on Instagram on March 25 that she had the coronavirus. The star of the Broadway production of “Legally Blonde” said she considers her symptoms mild. Bundy said she has been quarantined since March 12 after she had a headache, a sore throat, and shortness of breath.

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17. Linda Lusardi
> Occupation: Actress
> Age: 61

English actress and former model Linda Lusardi posted to Twitter on March 19 that she and her husband had COVID-19 symptoms and that they had “never felt this ill.” Her husband provided an update on March 24, notifying fans that Lusardi had been hospitalized and placed on oxygen but that she was doing slightly better.

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18. Matt Doyle and Max Clayton
> Occupation: Broadway actors
> Age: 32/28

Broadway actor Matt Doyle was appearing in “Company” prior to the shutting down of Broadway. He announced in a March 23 on Instagram that he and his partner, fellow Broadway thespian and co-star in “Moulin Rouge!” Max Clayton, had tested positive for COVID-19. The two are currently quarantined at home.

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19. Natalie Horler
> Occupation: Singer and TV host
> Age: 38

Natalie Horler, frontwoman for the popular German dance pop trio Cascada, informed fans via Instagram that she had tested positive for the coronavirus on March 22. Horler wrote that her case would “most likely be mild” and she would be staying inside for 14 days.

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20. Olga Kurylenko
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 40

Ukrainian-born actress Olga Kurylenko first caught the attention of American audiences as Camille in the 007 flick “Quantum Of Solace” (2008). She would later appear alongside Tom Cruise in “Oblivion” (2013). On March 15, Kurylenko announced that she had tested positive for the coronavirus via her Instagram account, though she recently posted an update announcing that she had “completely recovered.”

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21. Plácido Domingo
> Occupation: Musician
> Age: 79

World-famous opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo announced on his Facebook page on March 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The 12 Grammy Awards winner said he experienced fever and a cough, and that he and his family were self-isolating.

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22. Rachel Matthews
> Occupation: Actor
> Age: 26

Rachel Matthews, who is perhaps best known for providing the voice of Honeymaren in Disney’s “Frozen 2,” announced to fans via her Instagram account on March 16 that she had tested positive for COVID-19. The actress contracted the virus after being around someone who was “a confirmed case,” according to her posts.

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23. Sandi Patty
> Occupation: Gospel Singer
> Age: 63

Five-time Grammy winner Sandi Patty revealed on March 17 that she had tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling sick for multiple days. In a video posted to Facebook, Patty told her fans, “This is real. This is everything that they say that it is, and we just got to take it seriously.”

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24. Slim Thug
> Occupation: Rapper
> Age: 39

Houston rapper Slim Thug announced on March 25 via his Instagram account that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The musician claimed to have been using masks and gloves for protection prior to becoming sick and is using his time in quarantine to work on new music.

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25. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
> Occupation: Actor/Actor and musician
> Age: 63/63

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first high-profile celebrities to announce that they had tested positive for the coronavirus, releasing a statement on March 11. The couple made the discovery while in Australia, where Hanks was preparing to work on an Elvis Presley biopic with director Baz Luhrmann. Hanks has posted numerous messages to his fans regarding the couple’s condition via his Twitter account since the announcement.

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