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Hugh Jackman announces he tested positive for COVID-19

Hugh Jackman shared that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The two-time Tony Award winner, who will star in the upcoming revival of “The Music Man” on Broadway (set to open in February) announced his diagnosis Tuesday via a video on his verified social media accounts.

The caption to the video read: “Just wanted you to hear it from me. I tested positive for covid. Mild symptoms and as soon as I’m cleared … looking forward to getting back to The Winter Garden!   Jackman said during the video: “My symptoms are like a cold. I have a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose, but I’m fine.”

Jackman recently paid tribute to understudies on Broadway after Kathy Voytko, Sutton Foster’s understudy as Marian Paroo in “The Music Man,” filled in for Foster on short notice after Foster tested positive. In a video captured by a member of the show’s audience and posted on social media, Jackman asked the understudies to join him on stage and called them “the bedrock of Broadway.”

Jackman remained upbeat while sharing his Covid-19 diagnosis, and urged others to “stay safe, be healthy, be kind” while promising to return to the stage as soon as he is feeling well.

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