As the months go by, more and more public figures are testing positive and/or dying from the coronavirus. Researchers are learning more about COVID-19, but unfortunately many from all walks of life have contracted the virus including in Hollywood, Politics, and the world of Sports. See the gallery below for the latest list of celebs and public figures that currently have or had the Coronavirus. Stay safe out here people!
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Chris Rock Joins List Of Public Figures With The Coronavirus (Updated September 2021) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. Chis Rock
Chris Rock shares via twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
2. Wendy Williams
The Wendy Show instagram page announced Wendy Williams tested positive for COVID-19 on September 15th, 2021.
3. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj reportedly shared she tested positive for COVID on Twitter.
4. Jim Jones
Rapper Jim Jones said he had COVID on Instagram.
5. Kelly PriceSource:SANG GIRL! Inc
Singer Kelly Price confirmed her COVID diagnosis on Instagram. She is currently quarantining.
6. Lamar JacksonSource:(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Lamar Jackson caught COVID for a second time in July 2021.
7. Michael StrahanSource:Women's Empowerment 2018
According to TMZ, Michael Strahan recently tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently quarantining.
9. Ceaser of Black InkSource:@PhotosByBeanz
Ceaser from Black Ink Crew: New York shared with Black Ink Crew viewers during their Confessions Special on VH1 that after an international trip during the early part of the pandemic, he tested positive for COVID-19. See More Here: https://bit.ly/3dtaALK
10. Nick CannonSource:Getty
First reported by Variety, Nick Cannon has tested positive for the COVID-19 and will miss at least the first few episodes of the new season of ‘The Masked Singer’. Niecy Nash will be filling in for him while Cannon remains in quaratine.
11. Dave ChappelleSource:WENN
Comedian Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19, according to TMZ. Chappelle was set to perform a set of shows in Austin, Texas with fellow comedian Joe Rogan but they have since been canceled. A rep told TMZ that Dave is currently quarantined and is experiencing no symptoms at the present time. Read more here: https://kysdc.com/4058302/dave-chappelle-tests-positive-for-covid-19/
12. Karl-Anthony Towns
13. Sharon Osbourne
In a tweet posted Monday night, The Talk star said, “I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for Covid 19. After a brief hospitalization…
14. Actress Carol SuttonSource:WENN
Prayers are in order as news is breaking that New Orleans native actress Carol Sutton has passed away at the age of 76 years young.
Ashanti announced before her highly anticipated Verzuz Battle with Keyshia Cole that she tested positive for COVID-19.
16. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres Joins List Of Public Figures With The Coronavirus
17. Fred Hammond
Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals in an IGTV video that he has COVID-19 and is in quarantine.
18. Joe Budden
Rapper Joe Budden reveals in a tweet that he has COVID-19.
19. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
20. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian confirmed she tested positive with COVID-19 in a preview of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
21. White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller
22. Trey Songz
23. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
24. Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
25. Kellyanne Conway, Former counselor to the President, tested positive for COVID-19.
Kellyanne shared on Twitter, “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”
26. Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia has tested positive for COVID-19.
Claudia Conway just announced on TikTok that she’s positive for COVID-19. Claudia said her mother hid her diagnosis and infected her.
Claudia has been trying to get emancipated from her parents for a few months she’s in danger with her mother working for President Donald Trump.
27. Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
28. Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
29. Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
30. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) Tests Positive For COVID-19
Wisconsin in U.S. Senate. Chair of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee & Subcommittee on Europe & Regional Security Cooperation tests positive for COVID-19.
31. North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R) Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for the coronavirus.
32. Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee tests positive for the coronavirus.
33. Assistant to the President, Nicholas Luna, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Nicholas Luna, one of the White House aides who works closest to President Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus
34. White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, Tests Positive For COVID-19
White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
35. Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19
Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19, starting a chain reaction
36. New England Patriots Quarterback Cam Newton
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter broke the news that former NFL MVP Cam Newton tested positive with COVID-19 and will sit out this weekends game vs., The Kansas City Chiefs.
37. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump Test Positive For COVID-19. Read More here: https://wp.me/p2btKS-gEKQ
38. Netfilx’s Hollywood and Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons
During Jim Parsons’ Interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he announced that he had the coronavirus back in March. He also shares how he thinks his character Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory would handle the pandemic.
39. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Test Positive For CoronaVirus
As I have been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, #COVID19 is very real and very contagious. We are grateful for your thoughts and support, but the best thing you can do for us—and most importantly, for your fellow Virginians—is to take this virus seriously.
40. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox
Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox pulled out of co-hosting E!’s virtual red carpet at the Emmys after testing positive for coronavirus
41. Natalie Nunn
Bad Girl, Natalie Nunn shares A video from the hospital on Instagram that she has tested positive for Coronavirus
42. Tiffany Haddish
Comedian Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for coronavirus during a 34-minute interview about COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci on her YouTube channel.
“I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus.
43. Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Halting ‘The Batman’
After an initial report released Thursday (September 4) stated that production on the upcoming film The Batman halted due to a crewmember contracting the virus, Vanity Fair revealed that the crewmember in question was none other than The Batman star Robert Pattinson.
44. The Rock, His wife Lauren & their 2 Daughters
In a video shared to his Instagram account on Wednesday (September 2), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced that not only did he test positive for COVID-19 but so did his wife, Lauren Hashian-Johnson and their two daughters. Click here for more
45. Kevin HartSource:Getty
During a stand-up set over the weekend, Kevin Hart revealed that he battled COVID-19 earlier in the year. Hart shared the shocking revelation with attendees at Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Hart explained why he didn’t share the news when he was first diagnosed with the virus telling the socially distanced crowd: “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.” CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
46. Usain BoltSource:Getty
According to TMZ Jamaica’s minister of health, Dr. Chistopher Tufton, has confirmed that the fastest man on earth has indeed tested positive for COVID-19 days after rumors began swirling that he’d been infected. Initially after the rumors started Bolt denied having the Rona but said he’d just been tested and was awaiting the results, but now it’s confirmed he’s self-isolating until he tests negative. Click here to read more
47. Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas from the Real Housewives of Atlanta has contracted COVID-19. Thomas shared the news on Instagram, saying he neglected to social distance and wear a mask. “Let me tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves, practice social distancing,” the reality star said.
Madonna shared on Instagram “When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time.”
49. Marcus Smart
50. Bravo’s Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen made his announcement via Instagram
51. Herman CainSource:Getty
Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At 74. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
52. Shereé Whitfield
53. ABC’s The Bachelor, Colton UnderwoodSource:WENN
54. Troy SneedSource:WPRS
Troy Sneed passed away.
55. Mel GibsonSource:WENN
56. Russell Westbrook
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook confirmed the reason why he hasn’t joined the team in Orlando for the NBA restart, he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Westbrook, 31, confirmed the positive diagnosis on Monday, writing, “I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando.” in a tweet that was later deleted CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
57. Real Housewives of New York, Ramona SingerSource:WENN
58. Jason CollinsSource:Getty
Jason Collins, the first openly gay player to ever play in any of four major North American pro sports leagues, tested positive for COVID-19. He tweeted “I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough.”
59. “Good Morning America” anchor George StephanopoulosSource:WENN
60. Bryan Cranston
61. Real Housewives Of Orange County, Shannon Beador
62. Spencer DinwiddieSource:WENN
63. New York Knicks Owner, James NolanSource:WENN
64. Actress Anna Camp
65. Keisha Lance Bottoms
Keisha Lance Bottoms becomes the first mayor of a major American city to have tested positive for the virus. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
66. D.L. Hughley
Comedian DL Hughley revealed on Saturday night that he has tested positive for COVID-19, one day after the Original King of Comedy and host of The DL Hughley Show fainted during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night. Click Here To Learn More.
67. Ezekiel Elliott
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, several members of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans have tested positive for COVID-19. Per Rapoport, “none of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities” and that the teams “followed proper health protocols.”
Among those players who tested positive were Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Tap Here To Learn More
68. Patrick Ewing
NBA Legend and Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing announced that he has tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19. Ewing shared the news on his official Twitter account, saying “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing is currently quarantined in a local hospital. He is the only member associated with the Hoyas basketball team known to test positive.
69. D.C. Rapper Fat TrelSource:WKYS
D.C. Rapper Fat Trel shared with his fans and followers that he been confirmed with COVID-19 while in jail after dealing with symptoms. In his Instagram story he posted “#PRAY4GLEESH I GOT CORONA VIRUS 😤😭😤” https://bit.ly/2W9CtQr
70. NFL Champion Von Miller
It has been a month since COVID-19 effectively changed how we currently live our lives. The sports world has been affected as all major sports leagues are virtually shut down. After Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell became the first two NBA players to test positive for COVID-19, the virus began affecting not only athletes but their family members as well. Now the NFL is being affected by the virus and it happens to be one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league.
Von Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP tested positive according to his agent, Joby Branion. He says he’s in “good spirits”. He’s the most prominent figure in the NFL to have tested positive for the virus.
71. Jacqueline Towns, Mother of NBA Star Karl-Anthony Towns
COVID-19 struck the basketball world one month ago today and now, it has tragically affected one of the league’s best young players. Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns‘ mother, Jacqueline Towns has passed away.
Jacqueline was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late March and was placed in a medically induced coma. The NBA star urged fans as well as the community as a whole to take the virus seriously and pray for his mother.
Karl-Anthony’s father, Karl Towns was also diagnosed with COVID-19 but has recovered from the virus. Thoughts and prayers to the Towns family.
72. Westside Gunn
On his 62nd birthday, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds made a shocking revelation – he and his family were infected with COVID-19.
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
The legendary singer/songwriter did not give an immediate timetable to his diagnosis but did say that he and his family no longer positive for the virus which has ravaged the world. “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”
He urged everyone to “stay home” and “stay safe” but not without also sharing some positive news. Music fans were anticipating his Instagram Live battle with fellow legendary producer/singer/songwriter Teddy Riley as part of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘ VERZUZ series.
“Teddy!!! Let’s show them what Hip Hop/R&B music really means to the world,” he added, accepting the invitation for a new date and time: April 18th.
Get well soon, Babyface!
74. Bebe Winans
In an interview with SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show the Gospel icon BeBe Winans said: “I don’t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, I’m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.” BeBe Winans admits in the recent interview that he too had the mentality that he could not contract it and even though he say’s he was cautious somehow got it, but he did not require hospitalization. However in the same interview he revealed that his brother who had also tested positive did require hospital treatment for 4 or 5 days as well as his mother. BeBe also said that although he is a man of faith he admits that you do have to use common sense in the battle of COVID-19. BeBe say’s that he is now on the recovering side of the coronavirus.
75. Marvin WinansSource:Getty
76. Jackson BrowneSource:WENN
Jackson Browne Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19
77. Ali WentworthSource:WENN
78. Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder
Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder passed due to complications from COVID-19
79. John Prine
80. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar
81. Actress Rachel Matthews (Voiced “Honeymaren” In Frozen 2)
82. Prince Albert II of MonacoSource:WENN
Prince Albert II of Monaco Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19
83. Singer Charlotte Lawrence
84. Record Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey
85. P!NK and son Jameson
86. Doris BurkeSource:Getty
87. Rapper YNW Melly
88. Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr.
Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis Jr. passed away in Louisiana on April 1 after battling pneumonia brought on by the coronavirus. He was 85.
89. Brooke Baldwin
90. Designer Jenny Polanco
91. Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz
Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus in New Jersey at 59
92. Chris Cuomo
94. Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales
95. Slim Thug
96. Manu DibangoSource:Getty
97. Boris Johnson
98. Kevin DurantSource:Getty
99. Idris Elba
100. Sabrina Dhowre Elba
101. DJ Black N Mild
102. Rudy Gobert
103. Tom Hanks
104. Rita Wilson
105. Donovan MitchellSource:Getty
106. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,Source:Getty
107. Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during the Premier LeagueSource:Getty
108. Australia’s former home affairs minister Peter DuttonSource:Getty
109. Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel ArtetaSource:Getty
110. Francis Suarez