As the months go by, more and more public figures are testing positive caught with the deadly coronavirus. As we learn more about COVID-19, many from all works of life have contracted the virus including Hollywood and the world of Sports.
See the full list below.
President Barack Obama Joins List Of Public Figures With The Coronavirus (Updated March 2022) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. President Barack ObamaSource:Getty
Former US President Barack Obama shares in a tweet:
“I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative. It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
2. R. Kelly
3. Whoopi Goldberg
4. Stephen A. Smith
5. Chris Rock
Chris Rock shares via twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
6. Wendy Williams
The Wendy Show instagram page announced Wendy Williams tested positive for COVID-19 on September 15th, 2021.
7. Rapper Nicki MinajSource:Apple Music/Beats 1 Radio
Nicki Minaj reportedly shared she tested positive for COVID on Twitter.
8. Rapper Jim Jones
Rapper Jim Jones said he had COVID on Instagram.
9. Kelly Price
10. Lamar Jackson NFL Honors Red CarpetSource:(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Lamar Jackson caught COVID for a second time in July 2021.
11. Michael StrahanSource:courtesy of Michael Strahan for Women's Empowerment 2018
According to TMZ, Michael Strahan recently tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently quarantining.
12. Dave ChappelleSource:Netlfix
14. Trey Songz
15. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
16. Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
17. Kellyanne Conway, Former counselor to the President, tested positive for COVID-19.
Kellyanne shared on Twitter, “Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians. As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”
18. Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia has tested positive for COVID-19.
Claudia Conway just announced on TikTok that she’s positive for COVID-19. Claudia said her mother hid her diagnosis and infected her.
Claudia has been trying to get emancipated from her parents for a few months she’s in danger with her mother working for President Donald Trump.
19. Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
20. Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
21. Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
22. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) Tests Positive For COVID-19
Wisconsin in U.S. Senate. Chair of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee & Subcommittee on Europe & Regional Security Cooperation tests positive for COVID-19.
23. North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R) Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for the coronavirus.
24. Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee tests positive for the coronavirus.
25. Assistant to the President, Nicholas Luna, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Nicholas Luna, one of the White House aides who works closest to President Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus
26. White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, Tests Positive For COVID-19
White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
27. Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19
Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19, starting a chain reaction
28. New England Patriots Quarterback Cam Newton
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter broke the news that former NFL MVP Cam Newton tested positive with COVID-19 and will sit out this weekends game vs., The Kansas City Chiefs.
29. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump Test Positive For COVID-19. Read More here: https://wp.me/p2btKS-gEKQ
30. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Test Positive For CoronaVirus
31. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox
Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox pulled out of co-hosting E!’s virtual red carpet at the #Emmys after testing positive for coronavirus
32. Natalie Nunn
Former “Bad Girls Club” member Natalie Nunn details her battle with COVID-19
33. Former Temptation Bruce Williamson Died From COVID-19
It’s being reported that a former member of the Temptations, Bruce Williamson, has passed away from COVID-19, at the age of 49.
Bruce Williamson a Los Angeles, California native with gospel roots came to be a member of the Temptations singing lead in 2007. Williamson appeared on two albums before leaving the group in 2015.
34. Comedian Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for Coronavirus
Comedian Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for coronavirus during a 34-minute interview about COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci on her YouTube channel.
“I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus. READ MORE
35. The Rock, Wife Lauren & 2 Daughters Tested Positive For COVID-19
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. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
36. Kevin HartSource:Getty
During a stand-up set over the weekend, Kevin Hart revealed that he battled COVID-19 earlier in the year. Hart shared the shocking revelation with attendees at Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Hart explained why he didn’t share the news when he was first diagnosed with the virus telling the socially distanced crowd: “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.” CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
37. Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19Source:Getty
According to TMZ Jamaica’s minister of health, Dr. Chistopher Tufton, has confirmed that the fastest man on earth has indeed tested positive for COVID-19 days after rumors began swirling that he’d been infected. Initially after the rumors started Bolt denied having the Rona but said he’d just been tested and was awaiting the results, but now it’s confirmed he’s self-isolating until he tests negative. Click here to read more
38. Herman Cain
Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At 74. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
39. 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
40. 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
41. 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 Show fainted during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night. Click Here To Learn More.
42. 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.
43. Patrick Ewing
NBA Legend and Georgetown Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing announced that he has tested positive with CoronaVirus COVID-19. Ewing shared the news on his official Twitter account, saying “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing is currently quarantined in a local hospital. He is the only member associated with the Hoyas basketball team known to test positive.
44. Von Miller
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. Tap Here To Read More
45. Jackie Towns, The Mother Of NBA Star Karl Anthony TownsSource:Getty
46. Rapper Westside Gunn
On his 62nd birthday, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds made a shocking revelation – he and his family were infected with COVID-19.
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
The legendary singer/songwriter did not give an immediate timetable to his diagnosis but did say that he and his family no longer positive for the virus which has ravaged the world. “I’m happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”
He urged everyone to “stay home” and “stay safe” but not without also sharing some positive news. Music fans were anticipating his Instagram Live battle with fellow legendary producer/singer/songwriter Teddy Riley as part of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz‘ VERZUZ series.
“Teddy!!! Let’s show them what Hip Hop/R&B music really means to the world,” he added, accepting the invitation for a new date and time: April 18th.
Get well soon, Babyface!
48. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar:
49. Actress Rachel Matthews (Voiced “Honeymaren” In Frozen 2)
50. Singer Charlotte Lawrence
51. Prince Albert II of Monaco Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19.Source:WENN
52. Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder
53. Ali WentworthSource:WENN
54. Sara Bareilles Reveals She Had Coronavirus COVID-19 But Has Since RecoveredSource:WENN
55. John Prine
56. Former NBA Player Jason Collins
57. Jackson Browne Tests Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19Source:WENN
58. BeBe WinansSource:Radio One Digital
59. Marvin WinansSource:Getty
60. P!NK and son Jameson
61. Brooke Baldwin
62. Chris Cuomo
63. Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. Passed Away Due To COVID-19
64. Kevin Durant
65. Manu Dibango
66. Indira Varma
67. Daniel Dae Kim
68. Sabrina Dhowre Elba
69. Idris Elba
70. Andy Cohen
71. DJ Black N Mild
72. Harvey Weinstein
73. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson
74. Rapper Slim Thug
75. Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales
76. Rapper Brad “Scarface” Jordan
77. Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus in New Jersey at 59
78. Designer Jenny Polanco
79. Rapper YNW Melly
80. Rudy Gobert
81. Tom Hanks
82. Rita Wilson
83. Donovan Mitchell
84. President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonari
85. Callum Hudson-OdoiSource:Getty
86. Australia’s former home affairs minister Peter DuttonSource:Getty
87. Arsenal Training SessionSource:Getty
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