Hugh Jackman Announces He Has Covid-19

Hugh Jackman has revealed that he has tested positive for Covid-19 as Omicron cases of the virus continue to surge.

Jackman was set to star in the upcoming revival of “The Music Man” on Broadway in February. The Tony-award winning performer announced his diagnosis via video posted to his Instagram on Tuesday. 

"I just wanted to make sure you heard this from me. I tested positive for covid," the caption to the video read. "Mild symptoms and looking forward to getting back on stage ASAP!"

"My symptoms are like a cold,” he added. "I have a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose, but I'm fine.”

A recent video of Jackman captured at a performance of “The Music Man” showed the actor paying tribute to understudies after Kathy Voytoko, Sutton Foster’s understudy in the show, filled in for the actress last minute after Foster tested positive for Covid-19. He described understudies as “the bedrock of Broadway”.

"I'm emotional because it humbles me," he said. "Their courage, their brilliance, their dedication, their talent. The swings, the understudies, they are the bedrock of Broadway."

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