Jimmy Kimmel tests COVID positive: Late night host’s live event with Colbert, Fallon cancelled.
Jimmy Kimmel tests COVID positive: Late night host’s live event with Colbert, Fallon cancelled
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert had planned to do a live event called Strike Force Three, but unfortunately, the event has been cancelled. This is because Jimmy Kimmel has tested positive for COVID-19. The event was supposed to take place in Las Vegas and would have been the first time the three late-night hosts came together for a show. The idea for the event originated from the Strike Force Five podcast, which the hosts started when their shows were affected by strikes. The podcast became incredibly popular and supported the staffers who lost their income due to the strikes.
In a statement, Jimmy Kimmel expressed his disappointment and concern for his hometown friends, stating that he could never live with himself if he got them sick. He assured those who purchased tickets that they would receive full refunds and mentioned the possibility of rescheduling the event if possible.
The Strike Force Five podcast was born out of boredom for the late-night hosts. Despite their shows being different from each other, they came together on Zoom when their shows were on hold due to strikes. Their conversations led to a deal with Spotify and the launch of the podcast. It quickly became the No. 1 podcast on both Spotify and Apple, with all proceeds going to support the staffers of their shows who had lost their income due to the strikes.
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