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Hugh Jackman tests positive for Covid as Broadway show The Music Man is cancelled until 2022: ‘Please stay safe’

Hugh Jackman is isolating after contracting Covid (Picture: Instagram)

Hugh Jackman revealed he has tested positive for Covid and is suffering ‘mild symptoms’.

The Greatest Showman star, 53, has said he is ‘looking forward’ to getting back on stage after his Broadway show, The Music Man, was cancelled until the new year.

In a 30-second video posted on Instagram, Jackman, wearing a black face mask, said: ‘I tested positive this morning for Covid, my symptoms are like a cold, scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose, but I’m fine.

‘I’m just going to do everything I can to get better ASAP and as soon as I am cleared I will be back on stage heading to River city so I just wanted you to hear it from me.

‘Please stay safe, be healthy, be kind.’

He captioned the social media post: ‘Mild symptoms and looking forward to getting back on stage ASAP! Sending love for a happy and healthy new year.’

It was previously reported that his co-star Sutton Foster tested positive for the virus days earlier on Christmas Eve, forcing The Music Man to postpone performances.

The show will be back in action on January 2, while Wolverine actor Jackman will be isolating until January 6.

The Music Man has been cancelled until January 2 (Picture: Instagram)

The announcement follows a string of cancelled West End and Broadway theatre performances, as shows were having to dim their lights due to Covid-related staff shortages.

Jackman recently praised the courage of his understudies amid the pandemic.

The actor – who is starring as con man Harold Hill in the production – thanked them for stepping in on a moment’s notice during the ongoing health crisis.

‘The courage, the brilliance, the dedication, the talent,’ he said. ‘The swings, the understudies, they are the bedrock of Broadway.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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