Andy Cohen has contracted and recovered from COVID-19 for the second time.
Monday , Watch what’s happening live with Andy Cohen The host, 53, confirmed he had the virus when responding to a fan on Twitter who was asking why the nightly talk show was re-broadcast over the past week.
“Andy, did you get covid and that was the reason all the WWHLs were brought back?” asked the fan, to which Cohen replied, “Yes! Everything is better now.”
TMZ was the first to report news of Cohen’s COVID diagnosis, citing sources who said the Bravo producer tested positive two weeks ago, was isolated at home, and has since tested negative.
A representative for Cohen did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
On Monday, Cohen said he was “severely ill” and recalled his experience in quarantine. “I’m so glad I could cry now,” he began. “I had COVID. That’s why we all went last week. The best news is I woke up this morning with a negative PCR test. This is day 10. I’m going to meet Ben. I’m negative, I feel so much better… I thought I was sick from the booster drug. And that I was reacting to the booster. And then two days later, I said, “Wait a minute, that’s a great reaction.”
Cohen, who was vaccinated, first battled COVID-19 in March 2020, when the pandemic first hit the United States
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He shared on Instagram at the time: “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling well, I tested positive for coronavirus.”
“As much as I felt like I could push whatever I felt like doing to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that now so I can focus on getting better,” Cohen continued. “I would like to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everyone to stay home and take care of themselves.”
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His latest bout with COVID comes amid a surge in cases as the highly contagious omicron type of virus spreads across the country.
New York, where Cohen lives with his two-and-a-half-year-old son Benjamin, has been hit hard by the new wave — the state reported that 2,017 people tested positive for the virus Thursday alone.
While the variant appears to avoid the previously effective two-dose vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, multiple studies and reports have found the booster shots to be effective in preventing COVID-19 infection, even with Omicron.
“Our booster vaccine systems are working against Omicron,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, said last week. New York times. “At this point, a very specific booster isn’t needed. So the message remains clear: If they haven’t been vaccinated, get a vaccine, and especially in an Omicron yard if you’ve been fully vaccinated, get a booster.”
Cohen is set to host CNN New Years Eve live From Times Square with Anderson Cooper.
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