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Why Kevin Hart Kept His Coronavirus Diagnosis Quiet

by Matthew Wilson
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You can add Kevin Hart to the growing list of celebrities who tested positive for the coronavirus. The comedian revealed over the weekend that he contracted the virus back in March, according to Vanity Fair. Hart stayed quiet to the public about his diagnosis. The reason – actor Tom Hanks contracted the virus around the same time. 

 “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am,” Kevin Hart said while performing at the latest Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair show. The series has been held this summer in Chappelle’s hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

On March 11, Hanks revealed in an Instagram post that he and his wife, fellow actor Rita Wilson, had contracted the virus. Both had been in Australia while Hanks worked on an Elvis Presley biopic. Hanks and Wilson quarantined in a hospital for three days and have since made a recovery, according to Entertainment Weekly


Chappelle’s outdoors series has limited attendance to 100 guests. According to Page Six, Chappelle spent $100,000 on coronavirus rapid testing for both attendees and performers, which include Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart among others. The series made headlines in early August when disgraced comedian Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance during one of the shows.