UPDATE: Lea Michele confirmed today that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be out for a longer period than originally announced.
Former jubilation the star posted the news via her Instagram story, citing “production protocols” that would see her removed from the Broadway show. Funny girl.
“Unfortunately, I have officially tested positive for COVID. In accordance with production protocols, I cannot return to the theater for 10 days, ”Michel wrote. “Fortunately, by staying at home today and catching this earlier, many members of our company have been protected from exposure. Funny Girl has struggled and is still struggling with the huge wave of COVID and there are currently about a dozen of the company’s employees out of work.”
She added, “We’re almost on the other side of it and our swings and stunt doubles are doing such an incredible job of keeping our show going.”
PREVIOUSLY: Lea Michele cancels some of her funny girl speeches citing early signs and symptoms of Covid-19.
Michelle announced her cancellation on Instagram Live earlier today. She said she would miss the afternoon and evening performances at New York’s August Wilson Theatre.
“I am devastated to say that due to the early signs and symptoms of Covid and the inconclusive test result – due to production safety protocols, I am not allowed to perform tonight’s shows,” Michelle wrote of her. Instagram story.
“I will test again and learn more about tomorrow’s performance soon,” she added. “Julie is going to crush it tonight as Fanny – as are all of our amazing stunt doubles who have been so incredibly energized this week as we battle a very intense Covid outbreak in our theater.”