In a rather shocking turn of events, Hugh Jackman on Tuesday shared that he was tested positive for Covid-19. Jackman announced his diagnosis for the deadly virus as he shared a video on Instagram.
“I just wanted you to hear from me that I tested positive this morning for Covid. My symptoms are like a cold. I have a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose,” the actor said in a video posted on his social media handles.
The Hollywood star has been performing in the Broadway musical The Music Man, which began on December 20.
Meanwhile, the musical announced on Tuesday on its Twitter handle that all performances are cancelled till January 1, with The Music Man company expected to return to the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York on January 2.
Addressing his currently-halted show, The Wolverine actor hopes that he gets better soon and resumes the musical soon.
“But I'm fine and I'm just going to do everything I can to get better ASAP and as soon as I'm cleared I'll be back on stage heading to River City,” he added in the video. “Hugh Jackman will return to The Music Man on January 6,” The Music Man Twitter handle added in a tweet.
Tickets for the production's holiday season shows will be refunded. The highly-anticipated revival of the popular musical was expected to open in September 2020 before the pandemic shut Broadway down for months.
Hugh Jackman is best known for his portrayal of the superhero Wolverine in various X-Men movies.