LL Cool J will reportedly not be a part of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022″ after he tested positive for COVID-19.
The NCIS: Los Angeles star announced the news on Wednesday.
“I know it’s disappointing to the millions of fans, but my test came back positive for COVID, which means I’ll no longer be able to perform as scheduled at ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,'” LL Cool J said in a statement to Variety.
According to Deadline, R&B singer Chlöe will also not be performing on the special.
News of LL Cool J pulling out of the special comes as the United States recorded a new record-high Tuesday, with more than 500,000 new COVID-19 cases reported.