Selena Gomez cancels ‘Tonight Show’ appearance after contracting COVID-19
Wednesday, March 13, 2020
Citing “unfortunate circumstances,” the former “Tonight Show” star announced on Instagram that she was canceling her appearance for this week’s taping of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” in an announcement that prompted several fans to speculate that she may be suffering from the COVID-19 virus.
She later posted an Instagram video announcing it was “just not the best time,” adding: “I’m canceling the whole thing. So, we’re not going to be doing that show.”
“Please respect my decision,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, she tweeted: “I’m not making it. I mean, I can’t.” She then said: “Let’s all stay safe!”
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is the show’s newest host, replacing Tom Hanks, who stepped down after a 15-year run in late 2019. The show is scheduled to air on Friday, March 22 and will have the former “Saturday Night Live” cast in the chair, alongside comedian Louis C.K.
Gomez, who appeared on the show in 2013 and 2015, was widely praised for her performance on “The Tonight Show” earlier this year, in which she delivered a performance that was praised for its “high-energy and comedic timing.”
This is not the first time she has canceled a guest appearance on “The Daily Show.” On March 4, she announced on Instagram that she would not make an appearance on Friday’s show, because of the coronavirus crisis.
In mid-March, the singer posted a photo of a heart with a heart emoji on Instagram, captioned “a little bit more love.” As of Thursday morning, the heart emoji was deleted from that post, though it appears to have returned to the singer’s page on the website.
Gomez’s hiatus from “The Tonight Show” began on Wednesday, March 6, after Jimmy Fallon announced she would not attend a planned interview with C