(CNN) — Jimmy Kimmel, host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” has Covid-19 and will hand the reins of his late-night show to guest host Mike Birbiglia starting Tuesday, the comedian announced on Twitter.
“Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to),” Kimmel wrote.READ MORE: Susan Sarandon Facing Backlash Anti-Cop Twitter Post
Kimmel said he and his family are “feeling fine” and that he is “double vaxxed and boosted.”
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Birbiglia, a stand-up comedian, will fill in for Kimmel, greeting guests Tom Cruise and fellow comic, Iliza Shlesinger.
“I must be the first person to ever deplane a Southwest Airlines flight and find out they’re guest-hosting a late night talk show,” quipped Birbiglia. “Sending love to the Kimmels.”MORE NEWS: The Art of Watching TV
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