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!
Chris Rock Joins List Of Public Figures With The Coronavirus (Updated September 2021) was originally published on rnbphilly.com
1. Chris Rock
Chris Rock shares via twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
2. Wendy Williams
The Wendy Show instagram page announced Wendy Williams tested positive for COVID-19 on September 15th, 2021.
3. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj reportedly said she caught COVID on Twitter.
4. Jim Jones
Rapper Jim Jones said he had COVID on Instagram.
5. Kelly PriceSource:SANG GIRL! Inc
Singer Kelly Price confirmed her COVID diagnosis on Instagram. She is currently quarantining.
6. Lamar JacksonSource:(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Lamar Jackson caught COVID for a second time in July 2021.
7. Michael StrahanSource:Getty
According to TMZ, Michael Strahan recently tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently quarantining.
8. Dave ChappelleSource:Getty
Producer Hitmaka posted on Instagram that singer Jeremih has COVID-19 and asked for prayers.
10. Sharon Osbourne
In a tweet posted Monday night, The Talk star said, “I wanted to share I’ve tested positive for Covid 19. After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while The Talk is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy.”
Ashanti Test Positive For COVID-19 right before her highly anticipated Verzuz Battle With Keyshia Cole. Performance rescheduled for January.
12. Actress Carol SuttonSource:WENN
Prayers are in order as news is breaking that New Orleans native actress Carol Sutton has passed away at the age of 76 years young. Read More Here: https://wp.me/pc0mbS-hqjU
13. Ellen DeGeneres
14. Fred Hammond
Gospel Singer Fred Hammond reveals he along with other members of his family have tested positive for COVID-19. He went on to reiterate the importance of masks as he believes he may have been too relaxed a time or two which led to his current diagnosis.
Hammond also confirmed while he is on day five since testing and had a rough weekend last weekend but is unsure of if the worst has passed.
Our prayers for a speedy recovery are with Fred Hammon and his family during this time.
15. Ben CarsonSource:Getty
CNN is reporting that Ben Carson has tested Positive for COVID-19
17. Joe Budden
Rapper Joe Budden reveals in a tweet that he has COVID-19.
18. Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence
19. Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian confirmed she tested positive with COVID-19 in a preview of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
20. Trey Songz
21. RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tests positive for the coronavirus.
22. Chris Christie
Chris Christie former governor of New Jersey tests positive for the coronavirus.
23. Kellyanne Conway
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.”
24. Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia
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.
25. Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager
Bill Stepien, Trump’s new campaign manager, has tested positive for COVID-19.
26. Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary
Karoline Leavitt, White House assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
27. Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary
Chad Gilmartin, White House principal assistant press secretary, tests positive for COVID-19.
28. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R)
Wisconsin in U.S. Senate. Chair of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee & Subcommittee on Europe & Regional Security Cooperation tests positive for COVID-19.
29. North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R)
Republican North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for the coronavirus.
30. Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee
Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee tests positive for the coronavirus.
31. Assistant to the President, Nicholas Luna
Nicholas Luna, one of the White House aides who works closest to President Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus
32. White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany
White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
33. Trump Aide Hope Hicks
Trump Aide Hope Hicks Tests Positive For COVID-19, starting a chain reaction
34. 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.
35. 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
36. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady
37. Giuliana Rancic and Vivica A. Fox
38. Natalie Nunn
Former “Bad Girls Club” member Natalie Nunn details her battle with COVID-19
39. Former Temptation Bruce Williamson Dies From COVID-19
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. READ MORE
40. Tiffany Haddish
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
41. Robert Pattinson
After an initial report released Thursday (September 4) stated that production on the upcoming film The Batman halted due to a crewmember contracting the virus, Vanity Fair revealed that the crewmember in question was none other than The Batman star Robert Pattinson.
42. The Rock, Wife Lauren & 2 Daughters
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
43. 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
44. Usain BoltSource: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
45. Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas from the Real Housewives of Atlanta has contracted COVID-19. Thomas shared the news on Instagram, saying he neglected to social distance and wear a mask. “Let me tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves, practice social distancing,” the reality star said.
Madonna shared on Instagram “When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you HAD the virus which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over 7 weeks ago along with many other artists in my show but at the time.”
47. Herman Cain
Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications At 74. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
48. 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
49. 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
50. 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.
51. 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
52. 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.
It has been a month since COVID-19 effectively changed how we currently live our lives. The sports world has been affected as all major sports leagues are virtually shut down. After Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell became the first two NBA players to test positive for COVID-19, the virus began affecting not only athletes but their family members as well. Now the NFL is being affected by the virus and it happens to be one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league.
54. Jackie Towns, Mother of NBA Star Karl-Anthony TownsSource:Getty
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.
Karl-Anthony’s father, Karl Towns was also diagnosed with COVID-19 but has recovered from the virus. Thoughts and prayers to the Towns family.
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!
56. Rapper Westside Gunn
57. Bebe Winans
In an interview with SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show the Gospel icon BeBe Winans said: “I don’t know why, but sometimes we believe that, and even myself being cautious, when the outbreak started, I did just a little travel. I was actually in New York and I was like, well, I’m going to Detroit because I had a friend pass and we were having a funeral and just that little travel, I caught it.” BeBe Winans admits in the recent interview that he too had the mentality that he could not contract it and even though he say’s he was cautious somehow got it, but he did not require hospitalization. However in the same interview he revealed that his brother who had also tested positive did require hospital treatment for 4 or 5 days as well as his mother. BeBe also said that although he is a man of faith he admits that you do have to use common sense in the battle of COVID-19. BeBe say’s that he is now on the recovering side of the coronavirus.
58. Marvin WinansSource:Getty
59. “Power” Actress Debi Mazar
60. Jason Collins
61. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin
62. P!NK and son Jameson
63. Rapper YNW Melly
64. Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. Passed Away Due To COVID-19
65. Designer Jenny Polanco
66. Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies of Coronavirus in New Jersey at 59
67. CNN Host Chris Cuomo
68. Rapper Brad “Scarface” Jordan
69. Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales
70. Singer Jackson Browne
71. Rapper Slim Thug
72. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson
73. Manu DibangoSource:Getty
74. “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O” actor Daniel Dae Kim
75. Andy Cohen
76. “Game of Thrones” Star Kristofer Hivju
77. Harvey Weinsten
78. Kevin Durant
80. “The Bachelor” star Colton Underwood
81. Rudy Gobert
82. Tom Hanks
83. Rita Wilson
84. Donovan MitchellSource:Getty
85. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,Source:Getty
86. Callum Hudson-OdoiSource:Getty
87. Australia’s former home affairs minister Peter DuttonSource:Getty
88. Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Mikel ArtetaSource:Getty
89. Actress Rachel Matthews (Voiced “Honeymaren” In Frozen 2)
90. Singer Charlotte Lawrence
91. Prince Albert II of MonacoSource:WENN
92. Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne co-founder Passed Away Due To Complications From COVID-19
93. Ali WentworthSource:Getty
94. Sara BareillesSource:WENN
Sara Bareilles Reveals She Had Coronavirus COVID-19 But Has Since Recovered