Michael Strahan is taking a leave of absence this week from his hosting duties on Good Morning America after testing positive for COVID-19.
Fellow GMA co-hosts Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Amy Robach confirmed his diagnosis on the Thursday edition of Good Morning America.
“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 shared about Strahan. “He’s also feeling well and looking forward to being back here shortly.”
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Strahan, a former New York Giants player, found out Saturday he was exposed to the virus and immediately started quarantining.
During this year’s NFC championship last weekend, the FOX NFL Sunday sports analyst appeared remotely after starting to take precautions following his exposure.
Strahan joined Good Morning America in 2016, and has also made appearances for Fox’s NFL coverage since retiring from the league after the 2007 season, following the New York Giants’ third Super Bowl win.
He co-hosted Live! with Kelly and Michael on ABC from 2012 to 2016 with co-host Kelly Ripa. He left the show to start his hosting duties on Good Morning America after being a regular contributor on the show since 2014. His spinoff — Strahan, Sara and Keke — was canceled in 2020.