Nick Cannon will have to skip out in the first few episodes of the upcoming season of “Masked Singer” due to testing positive for COVID-19.
According to Daily Mail, the 40-year-old television star is currently resting at home in quarantine, and Fox expects him to return to the live taped show later in the season. In the meantime, Nick will have the lovely Niecy Nash filling in his spot until he is feeling healthy. Neicy is expected to take over his “Masked Singer” hosting duties on the highly-rated Fox competition series, which is scheduled to return in March.
Nick seemed to be in great health and spirit as recently as a week ago as he shared selfies and workout videos to his Instagram page. It seems like the father took a break to focus on himself, not posting anything in the last 6 days.
Representatives for Nick confirmed his positive COVID-19 status to multiple news outlets Wednesday. Reportedly, the show has maintained strict COVID-19 precautions since returning to production last summer, months after the pandemic forced Hollywood into lockdown. According to Deadline, the show has been working closely with local and state officials as well as the Health Department to ensure that production is as safe as possible.
We’re hoping Nick has an Ncredible-ly fast recovery! Get well.