As the months go by, more and more public figures are testing positive and/or dying from the coronavirus. Researchers are learning more about COVID-19, but unfortunately many from all walks of life have contracted the virus including in Hollywood, Politics, and the world of Sports.
See the full list below.
Chris Rock Among Public Figures And Celebs Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 (Updated Sept. 2021) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. Chris Rock
Chris Rock shares via twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
2. Wendy WilliamsSource:Getty
The Wendy Williams Show shares on their social platforms that the TV Host has tested positive for COVID-19
3. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj went to Twitter to explain her disappearance from The Met Gala and MTV VMA’s was due to COVID-19
4. DrakeSource:(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
Drake announced in the Instagram comment section he had COVID
5. Former NBA star Cedric Ceballos
Former NBA Slam Dunk champ Cedric Ceballos posted this photo announcing his COVID diagnosis.
6. Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, JacquelineSource:Getty
Both vaccinated, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized with breakthrough COVID-19 cases as the delta variant rages on. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
8. DJ Khaled
The DJ & Producer took to Instagram to let his fans know that he is recovering from COVID-19
9. Chucky ThompsonSource:The Neo Elite
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10. Kelly Price
11. Nick CannonSource:Getty
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12. Michael StrahanSource:Getty
TMZ reports the former NFL star and Good Morning America host has tested positive for COVID-19
13. Dave ChappelleSource:WENN
Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, according to TMZ. Chappelle was set to perform a set of shows in Austin, Texas with fellow comedian Joe Rogan but they have since been canceled.
14. 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.
15. Award winning journalist and talk show host Larry King, Jr
Veteran talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19.
16. 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)😷”
17. Shemar Moore talks about COVID diagnosis and symptoms
Actor Shemar Moore talks about his COVID diagnosis
18. 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. 🙏🏽”
19. ‘RHOD’ Star D’Andra Simmons Hospitalized with COVID-19
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.
20. Queen Sugar Actress Carol Sutton
Prayers are in order as news is breaking that New Orleans native actress Carol Sutton has passed away at the age of 76 years young.
21. Friday Actor Tiny ListerSource:Getty
Tiny Lister passed away reportedly due to COVID related issues.
Singer Ashanti tested positive for COVID.
23. Rudy GiulianiSource:Getty
LANSING, MI – DECEMBER 02: U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tested positive
24. Comedian and TV personality Ellen DeGeneresSource:Getty
Comedian and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres is among the people who have tested positive
25. Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus
Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for coronavirus infection earlier this week and is isolating, according to people familiar with the matter
26. Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns tests positive for COVID-19
Cleveland Browns place DE Myles Garrett on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
27. Rapper Joe Budden reveal he has COVID
28. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19
29. 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 Hammond and his family during this time.
30. Khloe Kardashian