Hugh Jackman has tested positive for Covid-19, making the announcement to his fans on Tuesday, December 28.
Due to this development, performances of Broadway’s The Music Man for which the actor is the headliner, have been canceled until January.
“I just wanted you to hear it from me that I tested positive this morning for COVID,” Jackman said in a video posted to Twitter and Instagram. “My symptoms are like a cold. I have a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose, but I’m fine. And I’m just gonna do everything i can to get better ASAP. And as soon as I’m cleared, I’ll be back on stage, heading to River City.”
“Please stay safe. Be healthy, be kind, he added.
“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! @MusicManBway,” he tweeted.
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! @MusicManBway pic.twitter.com/q1oEAzXX02
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 28, 2021
According to representatives for The Music Man, all performances have been canceled through Jan. 1. All tickets can be refunded or exchanged at point of purchase.
High Jackman won’t return to the show until Jan. 6, as of right now. However, EW can confirm his leading lady costar Sutton Foster will return to the stage beginning with the Jan. 2 show after she had earlier tested positive for COVID.
The production had previously canceled its Dec. 25 showing and Dec. 26 matinee as the Omicron variant continues to spread in the United States, with New York City being hit particularly hard.