Former National Football League great Michael Strahan recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Strahan was absent from his morning show, “Good Morning America,” today (Thursday). His cohosts, which include George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach and Robin Roberts, say their cohort is doing well. The show’s hosts addressed the issue of Strahan’s absence at the top of the show. All three of the remaining hosts addressed the situation and wish Strahan a speedy recovery.
Roberts says the former New York Giant is at home in quarantine as he tries to recover form the deadly virus.
“We know that you have noticed that Michael has not been here with us this week,” she says. “He wants us to let you know that he has tested positive for COVID and is at home, quarantining right now.”
Michael Strahan’s Cohorts Wish Him a Speedy Recovery
Stephanopoulos says Strahan relayed to him a message of gratitude and appreciation for the well wishes he has received. He also adds that the remaining crew have clearance from Disney to continue on with the show.
“So many of you have reached out to him and asked about him and he says, ‘Thank you’ for the concern and well wishes,” Stephanopoulos says.
“He’s also feeling well and looking forward to being back here shortly,” Stephanopoulos began before adding, “You should know that all of us here, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, have been cleared by Disney to be here after contact tracing and following CDC guidelines.”
Robach says she has been in contact with the NFL Hall-of-Famer and says he is in good spirits and starting the recovery process.
“Michael, we wish you the very best,” she says.
Michael Strahan’s diagnosis comes as American leaders scramble to provide vaccinations to their citizens. Many frontline healthcare workers have already received the potentially life-saving vaccine.
The former All-Pro was a beast on the NFL football field but is doing just as well away from the game. In addition to “Good Morning America” hosting duties, Strahan has found great success in media hosting several TV Shows. He has served as a pro football analyst and television host since retiring from the NFL in 2007.