UPDATED: 9:54 A.M. ET January 28, 2021
COVID has no tax bracket.
Michael Strahan‘s name has been added to the list of 25.5 million other Americans who have contracted the novel coronavirus. According to TMZ, the GMA host has revealed that he recently tested positive and is currently under quarantine.
The good news is that Strahan says that he isn’t experiencing any of the symptoms that millions of others have during their bout with the pandemic germ. Until further notice, the NFL Hall-of-Famer will be hosting and appearing on GMA and FOX NFL Sunday remotely from his home.
Strahan says that he was exposed to the virus at some point last week and immediately went into isolation. He plans to appear on GMA tomorrow morning to talk about his diagnosis and experience thus far. Both of his daughters were exposed to him after the date of his potential contact with the virus but prior to getting positive test results. They, along with their mother Jean, are awaiting word back about their status.
Strahan is now the second GMA host to test positive for COVID-19 as this colleague George Stephanopoulos contracted coronavirus last year.
Strahan ventured into the TV hosting world following his legendary 15-year-long career playing as a defense run with the New York Giants. The former NFL star earned his stripes while first co-hosting alongside Kelly Ripa during their syndicated morning show Live! with Kelly & Michael in 2012. The pair won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show host in 2015 and again in 2016. Michael then left his coveted position on the show to join GMA in 2016.
We sincerely hope that Michael and his family are well. It’s bad enough having COVID and worrying about how it will affect you, but to have the thought that you might have given it to your family has to suck. Prayers up for all of them.