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'GMA' co-anchor Michael Strahan tests positive for coronavirus

"GMA" co-anchor Michael Strahan's colleagues say he is

"GMA" co-anchor Michael Strahan's colleagues say he is quarantining at home after having contracted the coronavirus. Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

"Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan has contracted the coronavirus but is doing well, say his colleagues on the ABC morning show.

"We know that you have noticed that Michael has not been with us here this week," co-anchor Robin Roberts said on the show Thursday. "He wanted us to let you know that he has tested positive for COVID. He's at home quarantining right now."

"So many of you have asked about him, reached out to him," added fellow co-anchor George Stephanopoulos, who in April was diagnosed with the potentially deadly virus but was asymptomatic. "He says thank you for the concern, [and he is] very grateful for that and the well-wishes. He's also feeling well [and] looking forward to being back here shortly."

Saying she has "been in constant contact with him via text," Roberts joked that Strahan's dog "Enzo is keeping him nice and warm. But he is doing well."

TMZ.com earlier that morning had first reported that Pro Football Hall of Famer Strahan, 49, was quarantining with COVID-19. He has been with "GMA" since 2016.

Strahan, who spent his entire 15-year NFL career as a defensive end with the New York Giants, retiring after the team's Super Bowl XLII victory against the New England Patriots in 2008, appeared remotely rather than from a studio this weekend on the "Fox NFL Sunday" pregame show, where he provides analysis. He often has appeared remotely for Fox's Thursday night games, but that is due to his "Good Morning America" schedule.

Strahan has not commented on social media.

Last March, Strahan, who was involved in an acrimonious 2006 divorce from second wife Jean Muggli Strahan, sought primary custody of their now 16-year-old twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella. The estranged couple reportedly agreed to a shared-custody settlement in October. Strahan also has two adult children, daughter Tanita and son Michael Jr., from his 1992-96 marriage to Wanda Hutchins.

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