Many celebrities have tested COVID-19 positive days after attending the Golden Globe Awards last week in Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California.
Several stars, including Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Pfeiffer announced they had contracted the virus.
Those who fell sick from the coronavirus announced their absence from the Critics Choice Award which was held on Monday, 15th January. It made it compulsory for all attendees to submit a negative COVID-19 test before attending the event.
Lee Curtis, who starred in Everything Everywhere All at Once, posted a photo of different home tests to show that she was covid-19 positive, saying that she would not attend the American Film Institute Lunch, BAFTA tea, and the Critics Choice Awards.
She posted on Insta, saying, “Sadly, this head cheerleader is not going to be at all the weekend festivities cheering on her friends and colleagues. Life on life’s terms.” Her co-stars in Everything Everywhere All at Once bagged five awards, including Best Picture.
Also, Farrell and Gleeson, stars of The Banshees of Inisherin, also announced their absence, after being COVID positive, from the event on Sunday. A lot many celebrities have backed out of the award function.
Another celebrity, Hacks writer Jen Statsky, has also contracted coronavirus. In an Instagram story she posted, “riddled with the novel coronavirus.”
Pfeiffer also wrote on an Instagram post about his absence. “I’m so sorry to be missing the Critics Choice Awards today. Yep, Covid.”
Pfeiffer was expected to present actor Jeff Bridges with a Lifetime Achievement award, who instead was presented the award by John Goodman.
Recently, safety precautions pertaining to COVID-19 such as testing, vaccination and mask have not been so regular in award ceremonies.
Due to low standards and crowding indoors, public health experts said it is not uncommon to hear about actors and actresses getting sick.
Dr. John Brownstein, an epidemiologist who serves as Boston Children’s Hospital’s chief innovation officer, stated, “This is kind of a glimpse into what our future holds.” “In a sense, this is expected. Whether it’s the cold or the flu, you have indoor gatherings during a time when many viruses are spreading, close proximity without masking, especially if there were also no testing standards.”