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Hugh Jackman has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 53-year-old actor has taken to social media to confirm that he's tested positive for the virus, meaning he won't be able to perform in The Music Man on Broadway until he makes a recovery.

Hugh shared a video of himself on Twitter and captioned the clip: "Just wanted you to hear it from me. I tested positive for covid. Mild symptoms and as soon as I’m cleared … looking forward to getting back to The Winter Garden! @MusicManBway (sic)"

The Logan star also discussed his COVID diagnosis in the video clip.

Hugh — who is seen sporting a face mask in the video — says: "Hey good morning, so I just wanted you to hear it from me that I tested positive this morning for COVID. My symptoms are like a cold, I have, like, a scratchy throat and bit of a runny nose but I'm fine. And I'm just gonna do everything I can to get better ASAP.

"And as soon as I'm cleared I'll be back on stage heading to River City. So just wanted you to hear from me. So please stay safe, be healthy, be kind."

Hugh began his stint on Broadway earlier this month but is now having to take time off to recover from the virus.

Meanwhile, Hugh recently praised the courage of his understudies for stepping in on a moment's notice amid the pandemic.

Speaking to the audience during a curtain call last Thursday (Dec 23) after a performance of The Music Man at New York's Winter Garden Theatre, he said,  "It humbles me. The courage, the brilliance, the dedication, the talent ... The swings, the understudies, they are the bedrock of Broadway." — BANG SHOWBIZ

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