Amid ongoing reports about COVID-19 and its many variants, Megan Thee Stallion revealed she was backing out of performance following her crew members’ exposure to the virus. On Thursday (Dec. 16), hours before she was slated to take the stage at the Jingle Bell in Atlanta, she announced that she would no longer be performing.
“We learned a few members on my team have been exposed to COVID. While I tested negative today, I’m not feeling well, and as a safety precaution, I, unfortunately, won’t be able to perform at Jingle Ball in Atlanta tonight,” Megan penned on Twitter and Instagram. ”
Since the widespread Omicron variant made its way into the United States, celebrities, including Odell Beckham Jr., Doja Cat, politician Jumaane Williams and NBA star Russell Westbrook have tested positive for COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC and other government officials have urged people to get the vaccine or receive the booster shots if already vaccinated.
As Megan Thee Stallion awaits COVID test results for her and her crew, she, fortunately, has a lot to be grateful for. Last week, the Houston star received her bachelor’s in health administration from Texas State University — which reportedly caused a spike in enrollments — and a subsequent honor as Texas’ Hero. While she wants to follow through with plans to launch and hire new college graduates at assisted-living facilities, she’s already snagged a deal to produce a new series for Netflix.
“I’ve always had a passion for telling creative and entertaining stories, so I’m thrilled about this partnership with Netflix,” Meg said in a press statement. “Venturing into production is the next step in my journey as an entrepreneur, and I can’t wait to bring all my ideas to life and for my Hotties to watch.”