Kevin Hart on contracting Covid-19 and why he didn't say anything about it

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  • Kevin Hart says he too contracted Covid-19 back in March, along with Tom Hanks.
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first A-listers to reveal their diagnosis.
  • During a comedy set, the Ride Along actor revealed why he didn't say anything about his own diagnosis.


Kevin Hart recently revealed he contracted Covid-19 around the same time Tom Hanks revealed his diagnosis.

The Captain Phillips star was the first A-lister, along with wife Rita Wilson, to reveal a positive diagnosis back in March.

At the time the World Health Organisation had just declared the coronavirus a pandemic, while only 13 people were diagnosed with it in South Africa. Since, numbers have surged to 613 017, with 13 308 deaths and an 84% recovery rate.

According to Vanity Fair, during Dave Chappelle's comedy show, An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair, over the weekend, Kevin Hart revealed he too tested positive in March.

"The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks," he said before revealing why he didn't come forward and say anything.

"I couldn't say anything because he's more famous than I am," he joked.

Page Six reports that Dave Chapelle has spent $100 000 on testing to ensure the safety of guests and performers at his outdoor summer shows. Other celebrity guests included in the lineup are Chris Rock, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Che, Sarah Silverman, John Mayer, Erykah Badu, Jon Hamm, and Louis C.K. 

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