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Patti LuPone Explains Why She Missed Performances of Broadway's 'Company' - And It Wasn't COVID-19

Patti LuPone Explains Why She Missed Performances of Broadway's 'Company' - And It Wasn't COVID-19

Patti LuPone has released a lengthy statement to explain why she missed two performances of Broadway’s Company and it had nothing to do with COVID-19.

While lots of Broadway actors have been missing shows lately after testing positive for the coronavirus, Patti wants to make it clear that she missed the shows for a different reason.

Click inside to check out her statement…

“Hi Dolls. I don’t normally do this but since there are a few little shits out there writing false things about Company, here’s the truth: I missed 2 shows with a rotavirus. My toilet can confirm this. Two other actors contracted the same rotavirus. Poor Claybourne and his puke-stained flight attendant uniform can confirm, too,” she said in a statement on Twitter.

Patti is referring to her co-star Claybourne Elder, who has since tested positive for COVID-19 and is now out for that reason.

She continued, “While we’ve had a couple cases of Covid in the company, we’ve had exemplary understudies covering those roles, so the show was able to go on. You should all know that the Jacobs and the production of Company is one of the best tested on Broadway. We’re all getting PCR probed every night.”

“We currently cannot field a crew of stagehands to run the show safely. Our backstage crew is among the best I have ever worked with and I hope they return to us soon. These people are putting their health at just as much risk as we are onstage, and we ask that you please be patient while everyone gets better, so we can continue our run of Company,” she concluded.

See photos of Patti and the cast at the opening night performance!

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