Hugh Jackman has again ‘frustratingly’ tested positive for Covid

Hugh Jackman showed up at the Tony Awards just a day before he tested positive for Covid (Photo: @Hughjackman/Twitter/Getty)

Hugh Jackman has revealed he has Covid again just one day after performing at the Tony Awards.

The actor, 53, took to Twitter to share the news with fans via video, adding that his standby Max Clayton will take his place in the Broadway production of The Music Man, explaining: tested for Covid. Again.

“My standby, the incredibly talented Max Clayton will be filling in for me. Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understudies around the world, you are the true heroes of the theater. You give life to the saying “the show must go on”.’

He explained in the clip: “I wanted you to hear from me first that I unfortunately tested frustratingly positive for Covid again this morning.

“So my incredible standby, Max Clayton, continues for me,” he said of his understudy in The Music Man.

“Max and I have been working together on this show and this part for over two years and I can tell you, from experience with him in the room and from experience, he is absolutely extraordinary.

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“So I’m just frustrated that I won’t see him and cheer him on, but I’ll cheer you on in my heart, Max.

“To everyone, my entire cast of The Music Man, I hate not being with you, but I’ll be back as soon as possible.”

The news comes just a day after Hugh performed at the Tony Awards and it marks the second time he has contracted the virus.

He first tested positive for Covid in late December 2021, leading to some shows in The Music Man’s run being canceled at the time.

The Music Man is a revival of Meredith Wilson’s 1957 hit, which debuted on Broadway in February 2022, after previews in December 2021.

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