Seth Meyers: Late Night cancels this week’s shows after host tests positive for COVID

Seth Meyers (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Grassroot Soccer (GRS))
Seth Meyers (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Grassroot Soccer (GRS)) /

Late Night with Seth Meyers announced it canceled this week’s remaining shows after host Seth Meyers tested positive for COVID-19.

It comes just a day after Late Night and other programs returned from a holiday hiatus. Meyers and his team had a full week of brand new shows on the schedule before announcing the cancelation.

Meyers’ positive test means that the former Saturday Night Live star must quarantine. He has been vaccinated and received a booster shot. Late Night is scheduled to return on Monday, January 10. According to Meyers, it will likely be a return to remote production.

The Late Night host also revealed that he feels fine despite the diagnosis, crediting the vaccination and booster. In a tweet, Meyers appeared to be in good spirits despite the news.

Seth Meyers’ news comes on the heels of Jimmy Fallon’s COVID diagnosis

Seth Meyers isn’t the only late-night television host to test positive for COVID-19. His NBC partner Jimmy Fallon also announced he’d tested positive during The Tonight Show‘s holiday hiatus.

Fallon’s positive test came right at the start of his holiday break. The comedian planned to make a guest appearance on the December 18 episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Paul Rudd. However, the spread of the omicron variant in New York City limited what SNL was able to do that night.

The Tonight Show host told fans that he only had mild symptoms. Like Meyers, he credited the vaccine and booster shot for making the diagnosis more bearable. Due to the timing, The Tonight Show was not affected as it returned to the air on January 3. Fallon discussed his experiences in the monologue:

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Late Night with Seth Meyers returns on Monday, January 10. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is new all week long on NBC.