Hugh Jackman tests COVID-19 positive for second time, to skip The Music Man shows

A day after performing at the 2022 Tony Awards, actor Hugh Jackman has tested positive for the novel coronavirus for the second time

Following his diagnosis, the stage and film star will not perform in the Broadway shows of The Music Man production

“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’,” the Australian actor, who was nominated for his role in The Music Man at the Tonys, wrote in a post

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Kate Horton wished Jackman recovers soon