Hillary Clinton starred on Bravo talk show “Watch What Happens Live” just days before its host, Andy Cohen, announced on social media that he has tested positive for the COVID-19.
“After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,” he wrote in an Instagram post to his 3.7 million followers on Saturday.
“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 of themselves,” he added.
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After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re 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 of themselves.
The former first lady Hillary Clinton was a guest on the show alongside former “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Dorinda Medley where the trio shared a “shotski.”
The Western Journal called it “the most memorable moment of the show.”
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) March 6, 2020
According to the report, Cohen could have contracted the coronavirus from any number of his guests or staff members and could have been infectious for 14 days:
As a talk show host, Cohen has a lot of contact with celebrities like Clinton, and it is possible he has been an asymptomatic coronavirus carrier throughout the month, as his last episode was filmed March 12.
The 51-year-old had planned on hosting a home-edition of “Watch What Happens Live” this Sunday, but will now focus on recovering, Nexstar reported.
According to Dr. Shruti Gohil of the University of California Irvine Medical Center, asymptomatic carriers can be infectious for 14 days.
The Washington Post reports Clinton was invited on the show again after turning down an invitation during the 2016 presidential election, in which she was the eventual Democratic nominee.
She accepted this time “free of the constraints of holding or running for office” to promote her new Hulu special:
She confessed to having been more guarded before; now, she explained, she has the ability to comment on current events and her own life without fearing “how things can be taken out of context.”
A surprising portion of the half-hour episode, filmed Wednesday and aired Thursday night, focused on Clinton’s tenure as first lady. Cohen displayed a photo of Clinton delivering her 1995 speech on women’s rights in Beijing, as well as another of himself visiting the White House that same year. A few drag queens showed up dressed as Clinton at various points in her life, with one sporting a coifed ’90s bob. Asked what she thinks of the current first lady swatting her husband’s hand away, Clinton diplomatically stated, “I am the last person to comment on anyone’s relationship.”
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