Hugh Jackman tests positive for COVID-19 just one day after the Tony Awards

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Hugh Jackman tests positive for COVID-19 just one day after the Tony Awards… revealing standby Max Clayton will fill in for him for The Music Man performances on Broadway

Just one day after performing at the Tony Awards, Hugh Jackman has revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19 yet again.

The 53-year-old actor took to both his Instagram and Twitter on Monday afternoon to reveal the news in a brief video.

The actor had previously contracted COVID-19 back in late December 2021, with the actor also revealing his standby Max Clayton will take his place in the hit Broadway production of The Music Man. 

Positive: Just one day after performing at the Tony Awards, Hugh Jackman has revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19 yet again

Video: The 53-year-old actor took to both his Instagram and Twitter on Monday afternoon to reveal the news in a brief video

Video: The 53-year-old actor took to both his Instagram and Twitter on Monday afternoon to reveal the news in a brief video 

‘I’ve frustratingly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me,’ Jackman began. 

‘What’s most annoying is I don’t get to see him perform! I’ve said it before, and will say it a million times more … Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understudies around the world, you are the true heroes of theater,’ he added. 

‘You give life to the saying “the show must go on”’ Jackman concluded, while tagging his co-star Sutton Foster (@suttonlenore) and @musicmanbway.

Tested: 'I’ve frustratingly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me,' Jackman began

Tested: ‘I’ve frustratingly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me,’ Jackman began

Jackman added in the video, ‘I wanted you guys to hear it from me first that, unfortunately this morning I have frustratingly tested positive for COVID, again.’

‘So, my incredible stand-by, Max Clayton, is going to go on for me,’ he said of his understudy in The Music Man.

‘Max and I have been been working together on this show for over two years and on this part, and I can tell you, from being in the room with him and from experience, he is absolutely extraordinary,’ Jackman added. 

Again: Jackman added in the video, 'I wanted you guys to hear it from me first that, unfortunately this morning I have frustratingly tested positive for COVID, again.

Again: Jackman added in the video, ‘I wanted you guys to hear it from me first that, unfortunately this morning I have frustratingly tested positive for COVID, again.

Jackman added that he was just, ‘frustrated that I won’t get to see him and cheer him on, but I will be cheering you on in my heart, Max.’

‘To everyone, my whole cast of The Music Man, I hate not being there with you, but I’ll be back as soon as I can,’ he added.

The actor continued that his setback is just, ‘another reminder’ that he will say, ‘a million times over that the real heroes of Broadway are stand-bys, understudies and  

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