Lea Michele Devastated To Skip Funny Girl Due To COVID-19 Symptoms

Lea Michele

Due to “early indications” of the coronavirus, Lea Michele said in an Instagram Story that she wouldn’t be appearing in the “Funny Girl” production on Saturday night.

The “Glee” alum wrote that she is devastated to announce that due to early warning signs of COVID and an inconclusive test result – due to the production’s safety protocols, she is not allowed to perform for today’s shows. She added that she plans to test again and will update followers as soon as she learns more.

All of our incredible substitutes have already ramped up so wonderfully this past week as we battle a very intense covid epidemic in our theatre. Julie [Benko] is going to crush it today as Fanny. Continued Lea Michele in the statement.

Following her first debut as Fanny Brice in the Broadway production earlier this week, Michele, 36, shared a note on Instagram earlier.

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She said she wanted to thank her fans wholeheartedly for their unconditional love and support following her performances on broadway as Fanny Brice. She said that joining this cast has been an incredible honor, and she is grateful to all involved in this production.

Beanie Feldstein abruptly left the show before it was supposed to, and Michele took up the part of Fanny. Feldstein, whose performance had drawn mixed reviews, revealed her early departure on social media, cryptically writing that the show’s producers had decided to “move the show in a different path.”

Michele, known as a diva in Hollywood and criticized for her rude behavior by prior co-stars, has gone out of her way to be courteous to the cast and crew.