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Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tests positive for COVID

Jimmy Kimmel, who hosts his late-night talk show from Hollywood, announced Monday he has contracted COVID-19 and will temporarily step away from the program.

“Our daughter brought us COVID, even though we specifically asked her not to,” Kimmel, 54, wrote on his Twitter page. “All feeling fine, I am double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on.”

As a result, Monday night’s show was canceled. Kimmel apologized to the scheduled guests — actor Tom Cruise and comedian Iliza Shlesinger — and thanked Mike Birbiglia, “who’ll be filling in for me starting tomorrow night.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is filmed at the El Capitan Theatre complex on Hollywood Boulevard.

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