Jimmy Fallon Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19 Despite Vaccination

Jimmy Fallon wrote on Instagram on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 “on the first day of our holiday break” but only experienced “mild symptoms.”

The ‘Tonight Show’ host said he is vaccinated and has had a booster.

“Thank you to the doctors and nurses who work so hard around the clock to get everyone vaxxed,” he wrote. “Thank you to NBC for taking the testing protocols so seriously and doing a great job—and also thanks for putting me in the “What ‘chu talkin’ about Willis?” isolation room when they told me the news.”

Celebrities including Reese Witherspoon sent Fallon their well wishes in the comment section of his post.

“Hope you had a speedy recovery!” Witherspoon wrote.

“The Tonight Show” returned Monday night with guests Anthony Anderson and Carly Pearce.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report