On Friday, Cohen took to Instagram to share the news of his diagnosis, writing, “After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus. As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. “
He concluded his post with, “I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.”
The beloved TV host immediately received an outpouring of love and support from his leading ladies.
Yolanda Hadid, who is a former “Real Housewife of Beverly Hills”, and mother to supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, left a comment on Cohen’s post that read, “❤️Sending much love and healing light your way.”
Cynthia Bailey, from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, took a moment to dedicate an entire Instagram post to Cohen. Bailey wrote, “Just came back from Costco with Mike and was off the gram for a couple of hours,” she wrote. Was just thinking about how we were scheduled to shoot the reunion yesterday until it got canceled because of corona. Everyone please continue to do your part to stay healthy and protect the health of others by staying home as much as you can.”
She concluded her tribute with, “Sending Andy much love and many prayers. Please rest up and feel better. Praying you have a speedy recovery.”
Bailey’s costar, Porsha Williams, also commented on Cohen’s unfortunate post, writing, “Sorry to hear this. Praying for you.”
The ladies of New Jersey also showered Cohen in love. Being that “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion just aired, it is nice to see that often arguing ladies put their differences aside in support of their boss and friend.
Teresa Giudice wrote, “Speedy recovery, I know you will be fine. Love, love, love you,” while her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga commented, “Andy, so sorry. Get well soon for that baby. You got this.”
Just before making his diagnosis announcement, Cohen appeared to be in high spirits as he prepared for his “at home” version of “Watch What Happens Live”. Of the adjustment, Cohen had told Variety, “Our show is arguably the most lo-tech show in late-night in its current form. So the idea of taking it down even further a few notches is just ironic and hilarious…So we will now be from my own clubhouse in the West Village. My show has always been something of a little coffee klatch, party-line type show. And this seemed like a very natural extension of not only the show, but obviously the times that we’re in right now.”