Hugh Jackman tests Covid positive for the second time in in less than a year

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‘Wolverine’ actor Hugh Jackman has tested positive for Covid yet again, this time one day after he performed at the 75th edition of the Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12.

Jackman who is currently starring in ‘The Music Man’ by Meredith Wilson on Broadway took to his social media to announce that he has tested positive and shared that his standby actor Max Clayton will be performing in his stead for his role of Harold Hill.

In the post caption, Jackman wrote, “I’ve frustratingly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me. What’s most annoying is I don’t get to see him perform! I’ve said it before, and will say it a million times more … Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understudies around the world, you are the true heroes of theater. You give life to the saying “the show must go on”.

In his Instagram video, Hugh Jackman confirmed that the performances would continue in his absence with the rest of the cast and Max Clayton filling in for him. He was all praises for Max Clayton and the video he said, “Max and I have been working together on this show for over two years … I can tell you from being in the room with him and from experience he’s absolutely extraordinary. I’m just frustrated that I won’t get to see him and cheer him on.”

He also added, “But I will be cheering you on in my heart, Max. And to everyone, my whole cast in The Music Man, I hate not being there with you, but I’ll be back as soon as I can.”

Hugh Jackman had earlier tested positive in December 2021, two months before the musical officially opened. He had to temporarily step away from the musical. Sutton Foster who is also a part of the musical main cast also tested positive a few days before Hugh Jackman which caused show cancellations as both the lead stars were down with Covid.

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