Anderson Cooper recently announced that he has joined the hoard of celebrities who have tested positive for coronavirus this year.
As COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed across the United States, cases of people contracting the virus have surged higher than before.
The CNN anchor took to his social media to break the news of his health status and an update on his sons’ safety.
Anderson Cooper Tests Positive For COVID-19
On Monday, April 11, Cooper shared the unexpected announcement that he tested positive for the coronavirus on his Instagram Story.
The Yale University alum seemed to have updated the public the moment he got the news, writing, “Just tested positive for Covid.”
Despite Cooper’s condition, his adorable sons Wyatt Morgan Cooper and Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper did not contract the virus. He continued, “Thankfully, the kids are negative.”
The news anchor concluded that he hopes to get back to work soon without adding more details on whether he was experiencing any other symptoms.
The “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty” author also did not inform the public if he would be working from home or missing work until he completed his recovery.
Cooper’s positive coronavirus status comes amid rising cases of contraction in many celebrities this year, according to US Magazine.
Just last week, The Blast reported that “James Bond” star Daniel Craig tested positive for the notorious virus and had to cancel his return to Broadway.
Last month, BTS’ Jungkook caught the virus before the band’s scheduled performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards. The band’s label, Big Hit, explained that he began feeling a scratchy throat in Las Vegas.
The label noted that the young star’s participation in the K-Pop band’s performance would be based on local COVID-19 regulations.
On April 5, Mathew Broderick sat out a performance of Broadway’s Plaza Suite, where he plays a lead role along with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker, due to the coronavirus. April 15 is his expected return date.
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Two days later, on April 7, the “Sex and the City’ alum also contracted the virus, canceling that night’s performance. The announcement from the show’s social media page read,
“Today, Sarah Jessica Parker tested positive for COVID with a second test confirming the diagnosis. News about future performances of #PlazaSuite will be announced as soon as possible. Everyone wishes Matthew and Sarah Jessica a speedy recovery.”
The CNN Broadcaster Talks Unconventional Bonding Technique With His Two Sons
Welcoming another member into the family can be a tough adjustment for toddlers, but doting father Cooper found a unique way around it.
Earlier this month, The Blast disclosed that the American broadcast journalist detailed how he makes his children bond while appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on April 6.
Cooper said he worried about Wyatt’s ability to adjust to 8-weeks-old Sebastian’s presence in the house because he wants them to have a close bond.
The political commentator explained that his late brother Carter Vanderbilt struggled to adjust his presence. Recalling his childhood, he said,
“When I came, my brother was like two years and four months older, and every childhood photo I have is I’m very happy as a little baby, and my brother is chewing the inside of his lip.”
To prevent such a situation with his own kids, Cooper said he began slowly introducing Sebastian into his older brother’s space. He explained,
I’m doing a slow roll with Sebastian. I didn’t want Wyatt’s life to suddenly cataclysmically change… Wyatt’s not on top of him every day. We go out a lot and stuff.
The 18-time Emmy Award winner also introduced a concept where Wyatt makes fun of Sebastian in a positive light.
He continued, “I started doing this thing like when Sebastian’s crying, Wyatt will look at me, and I’ll look at him, and I’ll go, ‘Wah! I’m a baby. I’m crying.’”
Cooper is not raising a bully, though. He explained that this trend of presenting Sebastian in an amusing light would cease before he got older.