Nick Cannon will be stepping down as the Masked Singer host after testing positive for Covid-19. According to US Weekly, Niecy Nash will be temporarily filling in for Cannon as Fox’s celebrity singing competition host.
As reported by Variety, on Wednesday, February 3, Cannon received a positive coronavirus diagnosis, which prevents the 40-year-old from filming. The following day, Fox announced that the “American Son” actor will miss the first few episodes of the upcoming season of ‘The Masked Singer.’ They confirmed that comedian Niecy Nash will be replacing Cannon while he is in recovery.
The comedian and actor is known for starring in the films “Love Don’t Cost A Thing,” “Drumline,” and Roll Bounce has been the host of ‘The Masked Singer’ since it premiered on Fox in January 2019. He hosted ‘America’s Got Talent’ for 9 years. He is the creator and host of ‘Wild N’ Out, which debuted in 2005.
However, in July 2020, because of his controversial comments regarding the Jewish community, Cannon was fired from ViacomCBS. His show ‘Wild N’ Out was canceled. He was also on the verge of losing his job as the host of ‘The Masked Singer.’ Following his public apology after meeting with Jewish leaders to educate himself, Fox allowed him to stay on as host of the reality singing competition.
Nick Cannon is known for his many talents as an actor, comedian, rapper, tv host, tv show creator, and producer. He is just one of the many celebrities who have been affected by the coronavirus. Other celebrities who have tested positive for Covid-19 include Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Doja Cat, Michael Strahan, Sharon Osbourne, Shemar Moore, Rosie Perez, Kevin Durrant, and Bravo’s host Andy Cohen.
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