Coronavirus: American talk show host Andy Cohen tests positive for Covid-19

Andy Cohen has revealed he has coronavirus.

Earlier this month, Cohen interviewed former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on live television, questioning her on what she thought of Melania Trump’s widely-criticised cyberbullying campaign.

Two weeks later, the American talk show host informed his Instagram followers that he had been diagnosed with Covid-19.

In a caption shared alongside a selfie, Cohen wrote that he was tested after spending a few days in self-quarantine, during which time he was “not feeling great”.

The 51-year-old wrote that he had hoped to “push through whatever I was feeling” in order to host his television series, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, from home.

However, he stated that he is “putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better”.

“I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care fo themselves,” Cohen concluded his message.

Several of Cohen’s celebrity friends left messages of support underneath his post.

“Rest up. Love you with all my heart,” commented singer John Mayer.

“I love you Andy my Gemini,” wrote model Naomi Campbell.

Cohen is one of several celebrities to have recently spoke out about testing positive for the coronavirus.

It was recently reported that celebrity couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had left hospital after contracting the virus.

Earlier this week, Luther star Idris Elba took part in a live-streamed video in order to update his fans on his condition, having also tested positive.

Elba explained that his asthma means that he could be placed in the “high category of most at risk”.

“I have a respiratory issue and I’ve asthma all my life, so catching corona was definitely not on my bucket list at all,” the actor stated.

“But even my asthma is ok. I don’t feel any restriction within my breathing or within my lungs. I have a little bit of a runny nose but I don’t think that’s anything.

“I haven’t been coughing too much. I generally feel ok.”

If you have any coronavirus symptoms, visit the online NHS 111 service and do not visit your GP or hospital.

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