COVID-19 has rained on her parade.
Lea Michele shared in an Instagram Story that she wonât be performing during Saturday eveningâs production of âFunny Girlâ due to âearly signsâ of the coronavirus.
âIâm devastated to say that due to early signs and symptoms of COVID and an inconclusive test result – due to the productionâs safety protocols Iâm not allowed to perform for todayâs shows,â the âGleeâ alum wrote, noting that she plans to test again and will update fans as soon as she knows more.
âJulie [Benko] is going to crush it today as Fanny â as are all of our amazing understudies who have stepped up so incredibly this week while we battle a very intense covid outbreak in our theater,â her statement continued.
Michele, 36, previously posted a message on Instagram following her first performance as Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival earlier this week.
âI want to say thank you whole heartedly for the support following my first performance on the broadway stage as Fanny Brice,â she gushed at the time.
âI know Iâve said it before, but joining this cast has truly been the greatest honor. I am so grateful to every person involved in this production.â
Michele took over the role of Fanny from Beanie Feldstein after the actress dramatically bowed out earlier than expected. Feldstein, who had received mixed reviews for her performance, announced her early exit on social media in which she cryptically wrote about producers deciding to âtake the show in a different direction.â
Michele, who has a reputation in Hollywood for being a diva and was called out by former castmates for nasty behavior, has reportedly been going out of her way to be kind to the cast and crew.
âSheâs being so nice, she makes Julie Andrews look like a bitch,” a source told Page Six.
In a recent interview, Michele blamed her past behavior as a result of her âreally hardâ work ethic.
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