Denzel Washington tests positive for Covid-19  

By Adelaide,

Denzel Washington has tested positive for COVID-19.

The actor was forced to miss the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House on Thursday (07/07/22) after testing positive for the virus.

A representative of his told People Magazine, “Denzel tested positive for COVID and so he was unfortunately unable to attend the Medal of Freedom award ceremony.”

Despite this, the rep added that Denzel feels “fine”.

During the ceremony, US President Joe Biden referred to Denzel as “a man who couldn’t be here today but wanted to be”. He also confirmed that the Hollywood icon who has starred in films such as ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Training Day’ and ‘Man on Fire’ will be honored at a later date.

Denzel is being recognized for his contribution to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

The actor has served as the national spokesperson for the organization for more than 25 years.

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