Stephen A. Smith has tested positive for COVID-19.
After being absent from the show on Monday morning, Stephen A. appeared on the screen Tuesday morning and announced that he has tested positive for the virus. Smith said he tested positive over the weekend and is experiencing mild symptoms.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, I have the coronavirus. I learned this over the weekend,” Smith told the audience. “I got tested three times last week prior to the weekend and I had tested negative.”
Here’s Stephen A. Smith opening First Take by announcing he has Covid. Said he tested positive over the weekend and has mild symptoms. pic.twitter.com/Zy1AUIhOye
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Once it came time to debate, Stephen A. was full of his usual energy and wasted no time shouting at the screen about Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving.
We wish Stephen A. a speedy and full recovery.