LL Cool J Cancels Appearance on 'New Years' Rockin' Eve' After Testing Positive for COVID-19


LOS ANGELES – LL Cool J has canceled his appearance on ABC’s “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve” this Friday after testing positive for COVID-19.


“I know it’s disappointing to the millions of fans but my test came back positive for COVID, which means I’ll no longer be able to perform as scheduled at ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,'” He said in a statement. “We were ready and I was really looking forward to ringing in 2022 in my hometown in a special way, but for now I wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year. The best is yet to come!“


LL Cool J was set to perform some of his hits at the “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” stage in New York’s Times Square. Also no longer performing will be Chlöe, who had been set to sing her song “Have Mercy.”


This year, “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” will mark it’s 50th anniversary. It had aired for years with founder and host Dick Clark until his passing in April 2012.

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