James Corden tests positive for COVID-19, pauses 'Late Late Show' production

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James Corden has hit pause on the production of “The Late Late Show” after testing positive for coronavirus.

The 43-year-old actor took to Instagram on Thursday to share the news.

“I just tested positive for covid 19,” the star said in a written statement. “I’m fully vaccinated, boosted and because of this am fortunate enough to say I feel completely fine.”

He added: “The show will be off the air for the next few days. Stay safe everyone. All my love, James x.”

James Corden revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus and that ‘The Late Late Show’ will not air new episodes for a few weeks.
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Actor Jared Leto was slated to appear on Thursday’s episode.

Fox News Digital has learned that re-runs of the show will air until Jan. 18, when new episodes will begin to air again. 

Corden’s diagnosis comes just days after news broke that his fellow late-night host Seth Meyers had also tested positive for coronavirus.

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    ‘The Late Late Show’ is known for hosting multiple guests at the same time. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)

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    New episodes have been put on pause and will resume airing on Jan. 18. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)

The 48-year-old “Saturday Night Live” alum announced his positive coronavirus test result on Monday, saying that he felt “fine,” which he attributed to his vaccinations and booster.

“We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!” he concluded on Twitter.

Similarly, Jimmy Fallon announced that he also contracted the virus over his “holiday break.”

“I was vaccinated and boostered which made me lucky enough to only have mild symptoms,” he wrote in a statement on Instagram. “Thank you to the doctors and nurses who work so hard around the clock to get everyone vaxxed. Thank you to NBC for taking the testing protocols so seriously and doing a great job …”

On the daytime side, “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg also revealed that she’d tested positive for the virus over the holidays.

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