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As the days 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 full list below.
Official List Of All Celebrities With The Coronavirus (Updated September 2021) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
Nas opened up about his COVID-19 battle in the October 2021 issue of Ebony Magazine.
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 said she caught COVID on Twitter.
4. Jim Jones
Rapper Jim Jones said he had COVID on Instagram.
5. Kelly PriceSource:Getty
Singer Kelly Price confirmed her COVID diagnosis on Instagram. She is currently quarantining.
6. Lamar JacksonSource:Scott Clarke / ESPN Images
Lamar Jackson caught COVID for a second time in July 2021.
7. Michael StrahanSource:Getty
According to TMZ, Michael Strahan recently tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently quarantining.
8. Dave ChappelleSource:WENN
10. Ellen DeGeneres
Producer Hitmaka posted on Instagram that singer Jeremih has COVID-19 and asked for prayers.
12. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian confirmed she tested positive with COVID-19 in a preview of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
13. Trey Songz
14. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
15. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox
16. Natalie Nunn
Former Bad Girl, Natalie Nunn shares a video from the hospital on Instagram sharing that she has tested positive for Coronavirus.
17. Tiffany HaddishSource:WENN
Tiffany Haddish revealed on her YouTube channel that she had coronavirus three months ago and has taken the test 12 times.
She shared her diagnosis as part of a coronavirus discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in late August.
Watch the full sit-down between Haddish and Dr. Fauci by clicking here.
18. Dwayne The Rock Johnson
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.
“I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me personally too,” Johnson said in the video. “And I’ve gone through some doozies in the past. I’ve gotten knocked about and gotten my ass kicked a little bit, but testing positive for COVID-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries or being evicted or even being broke.”
19. Usain BoltSource:Getty
Jamaican radio said Usain Bolt is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus on Sunday (August 23).
He recently celebrated his 34th birthday in Jamaica at a party held last Friday (August 21).
20. Antonio BanderasSource:WENN
Antonio Banderas confirmed on social media that he tested positive for COVID-19 on his 60th Birthday Monday (August 10). Click Here To Read More
21. Herman CainSource:WENN
Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At 74. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
22. 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
23. 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
24. 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 Showfainted during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night. Click Here To Learn More.
25. 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
26. Patrick Ewing
28. Fred The Godson
Earlier this month, New York rapper Fred The Godson he was one of many New Yorkers who had been battling COVID-19. His wife told XXL that his condition had been improving after he was initially admitted to the hospital on April 7th but in the days since, his manager told outlets that while the Payback rapper’s vitals had improved, his kidneys were not working.
On Thursday (Apr. 23), New York rappers, fans, and more took to social media to announce that the Bronx rapper had passed away from COVID-19. He was 35.
29. NFL Champion Von MillerSource:Getty
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.
30. Karl Anthony Towns’ ParentsSource:Getty
31. George Stephanopoulos & WifeSource:WENN
32. Westside Gunn
35. 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.