“Funny Girl” star Lea Michele has tested positive for COVID-19

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Lea Michele has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The 36-year-old actress confirmed via social media that she will miss several performances of Funny Girl, her new Broadway show, after contracting the virus.

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Leah – who plays Fanny Brice in the production – wrote on her Instagram story: “Following production protocol, I cannot return to the theater for 10 days. Fortunately, staying home today and catching it early saved so many members of our company from exposure. (sic)”

The former Glee star also confirmed that the virus has also affected other members of the Funny Girl cast.

She said: “Funny Girl has battled and is still battling a massive wave of COVID with close to a dozen members in the company right now. We’re pretty much on the other side of that and our swings and understudies do such an amazing job of keeping our show going. (sic)”

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Lea Michele shared this message on her Instagram story. Photo by Lea Michele /Instagram

Despite her declining health, Lea is already looking forward to returning to her role.

The actress shared: “I can’t wait to get back – you better get ready. I’ll see you soon. (sic)”

Lea announced over the weekend that she was taking a break from “Funny Girl” after being affected by “early signs” of COVID-19, but her tests at the time were “inconclusive.”

The actress only recently began starring in the Broadway show, but confirmed via Instagram that she is taking a step back from the production after experiencing “symptoms of COVID.”

She wrote on the photo-sharing platform: “I am devastated to say that due to early signs and symptoms of COVID and an inconclusive test result – due to production safety protocols, I am not allowed to participate in today’s performances. (sic)”

Meanwhile, a source close to the production said at the time: “(There’s) an outbreak among the crew and the cast, so they obviously put safety first.”

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