Comedian Bill Maher missed his regularly scheduled “Real Time with Bill Maher” show Friday night after testing positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated, HBO officials said.
“Bill tested positive during weekly staff PCR testing for COVID. He is fully vaccinated and as a result is asymptomatic and feels fine,” HBO tweeted. “Real Time production has taken every precaution following COVID CDC guidelines. No other staff or crew members have tested positive at this time. The show will be rescheduled at a later date.”
The program tapes from the CBS Television City lot in the Fairfax District and was the first major talk show to resume taping in front of a live audience amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
“Thanks to all wishing me get well — hard to do since I feel perfectly fine, but I appreciate it! Most upset about ending my streak going back to 1993 of never missing a Politically Incorrect or Real Time episode. Oh well, even Cal Ripken had to sit one out at some point,” Maher tweeted Thursday.
It was unclear whether the show would tape its next scheduled episode this Friday.
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