Vegas Shows Axed as Celebrities Contract COVID-19 Amid New Surge

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Las Vegas is currently grappling with a new wave of COVID-19, leading to widespread cancellations of several high-profile performances.

Renowned hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert have pulled the plug on their much-anticipated “Strike Force Three” show, originally slated for Saturday. This decision came after Kimmel tested positive for the virus. Billed on their eponymous podcast, the show, which also featured fellow hosts Seth Meyers and John Oliver, was a fundraising endeavor designed to financially support staff members currently out of work due to strikes. The intended venue was the reputable Dolby Live Theatre at Park MGM.

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Despite being a Vegas native, Kimmel didn’t want to risk the health of his hometown supporters and opted to call off the show. Registered ticket holders are assured full refunds, and the trio intends to reschedule the event if circumstances permit.

Furthermore, Steve Martin and Martin Short also had to reluctantly postpone their comedy showcases titled “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!” Both events were previously programmed for Friday and Saturday at the Encore Theater. Martin, in a candid moment, mentioned via Twitter that the deferment was due to a rapid surge in COVID cases within their crew. Furthermore, he humorously asserted that each rescheduled ticket will include an outrageous ‘moving tax’ of $9000, undoubtedly leaving fans hoping for a jest.

Grammy award-winning singer Adele also delivered serious news, informing fans that she would no longer mingle or take selfies with audience members during her ongoing residency at Caesars Palace, which continues until November 4. Citing the fact that many of her colleagues currently have COVID, she emphasized her wish to avoid illness despite her fondness for interacting with her fans.

Show cancellations in Vegas hold significant weight, offering heightened disappointment to faithful followers who often plan and spend lavishly for such exclusive events. However, the recent realities of the pandemic have forced many performers to make difficult decisions, only cancelling Vegas shows when no alternatives exist.