As the months 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 gallery below for the latest list of celebs and public figures that currently have or had the Coronavirus. Stay safe out here people!
Wendy Williams Joins List Of Public Figures With The Coronavirus (Updated September 2021) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. Wendy WilliamsSource:lifetime
The Wendy Show instagram page announced Wendy Williams tested positive for COVID-19 on September 15th, 2021.
2. Rapper Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj reportedly shared she tested positive for COVID on Twitter.
3. Rapper Jim Jones
Rapper Jim Jones said he had COVID on Instagram.
4. Kelly PriceSource:SANG GIRL! Inc
Singer Kelly Price confirmed her COVID diagnosis on Instagram. She is currently quarantining.
5. Lamar JacksonSource:(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Lamar Jackson caught COVID for a second time in July 2021.
6. 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.
7. Dave ChappelleSource:Getty
9. Ellen DeGeneres
11. Fred Hammond
Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals in an IGTV video that he has COVID-19 and is in quarantine.
12. R&B Singer Trey Songz
R&B Singer Trey Songz reveals he has COVID-19.
13. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
14. Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
15. 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.”
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
19. Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, Tests Positive For COVID-19
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee Tests Positive For COVID-19
Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee tests positive for the coronavirus.
23. 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
24. White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, Tests Positive For COVID-19
White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
25. Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19
Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19, starting a chain reaction
26. 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.
27. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
28. Netflix’s Hollywood And Big Band Theory’s Jim Parsons
During Jim Parsons’ Interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he announced that he had the coronavirus back in March. He also shares how he thinks his character Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory would handle the pandemic.
29. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Test Positive For CoronaVirus
As I have been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, #COVID19 is very real and very contagious. We are grateful for your thoughts and support, but the best thing you can do for us—and most importantly, for your fellow Virginians—is to take this virus seriously.
30. 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
31. Natalie Nunn
Bad Girl, Natalie Nunn shares A video from the hospital on Instagram that she has tested positive for Coronavirus
32. 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
33. 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 TO READ MORE
34. Kevin Hart
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
35. Usain Bolt
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
36. Real Houswives of Orange County, Shannon Beador
37. Spencer DinwiddieSource:WENN
38. Herman CainSource:WENN
Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At 74. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
39. DeAndre JordanSource:WENN
40. Actress Anna Camp
41. 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
42. 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
43. DL 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.
44. 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
45. 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.
46. D.C. Rapper Fat TrelSource:WKYS
D.C. Rapper Fat Trel shared with his fans and followers that he been confirmed with COVID-19 while in jail after dealing with symptoms. In his Instagram story, he posted “#PRAY4GLEESH I GOT CORONA VIRUS 😤😭😤” https://bit.ly/2W9CtQr
47. NFL Champion Von Miller
48. Jacqueline Towns, Mother of NBA Star Karl-Anthony Towns
COVID-19 struck the basketball world one month ago today and now, it has tragically affected one of the league’s best young players. Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns‘ mother, Jacqueline Towns has passed away.
Jacqueline was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late March and was placed in a medically induced coma. The NBA star urged fans as well as the community as a whole to take the virus seriously and pray for his mother.
49. Westide 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.”