Selena Gomez Reveals She Has COVID and Will Drop Out of Her ‘Tonight Show’ Appearance

Selena Gomez’s Tonight Show appearance with Jimmy Fallon—scheduled two days after her close friend Taylor Swift stopped by the talk show—is off because she has COVID, Gomez announced on her Instagram today.

“I’m not going to be on Fallon tonight,” she wrote. “I ended up getting COVID but am resting and feeling ok. A friendly reminder COVID is still out there. Get updated on your boosters. I was actually scheduled to get mine this week. Love you all.” Gomez included a photo of herself resting with her dogs.

selena gomez sharing she has covid on her ig story


All Americans ages five and up are now eligible for second COVID boosters (which would be their fourth shots), per the CDC. You can make an appointment to get yours at your local Walgreens here or CVS here.

Gomez was going to be on the Tonight Show to promote her upcoming Apple TV+ documentary My Mind and Me. She spoke briefly to Vanity Fair about the project in an interview published yesterday. The documentary was shot over the last six years and documents her mental health journey, including her struggles with anxiety and depression. Gomez revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“It was never this thought-out plan thinking we were going to capture these very personal parts of my life,” Gomez said. “It just evolved from there.”

She added that “as nervous as I am to put out something this personal, in my heart I know now is the time. I hope that by sharing my experiences and difficulties, it will help people feel inspired to share their own stories. And to have hope that things can and will get better.”


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