‘Monk’ star Tony Shalhoub reveals he had Covid-19

Right here’s what occurred: Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub reprised his position as germophobe Adrian Monk for streaming service Peacock’s new quarantine net sequence – earlier than breaking the fourth wall to disclose he had Covid-19.

On Monday’s premiere episode of Peacock’s The At-Dwelling Selection Present, Shalhoub acquired again into his Monk character to supply a glimpse of what the San Francisco detective has been as much as amid the coronavirus disaster.

Monk’s quarantine actions embody vigorously washing his palms, cleansing surfaces, sporting surgical gloves on his palms – and toes – and placing his produce within the dishwasher, amongst different excessive sanitation measures ensuing from his obsessive-compulsive dysfunction.

Standing at a distance throughout a videoconference name, he asks colleagues Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard), Capt. Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) and Randy Disher (Jason Grey-Stanford) in the event that they “have any further hand sanitiser?”

“I’m right down to my final 12 circumstances, ” he explains. “It’s not hoarding, Randy, if you happen to purchased them 20 years in the past.”

Later within the video, Shalhoub drops the Monk act, addressing viewers as himself on to the digicam, with a fluffy pup at his facet.

“I hope you’re all being cautious and following the protocol. We actually are all Monk now, ” he says. “Final month, my spouse, Brooke, and I got here down with the virus, and it was a fairly tough few weeks. However we realise that so many different folks have and had it lots worse.”

After saying his restoration, the actor celebrated the contributions of well being care employees and first responders by strolling out to his balcony to cheer them on.

“Time to exit and present our appreciation to all of the heroes, ” he says. “Let’s go. Keep protected and keep sane.”

Shalhoub and his spouse, actress Brooke Adams, are the most recent of many Hollywood stars to go public with Covid-19 diagnoses. Others who’ve contracted the respiratory sickness embody Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Andy Cohen, Ali Wentworth and extra.

Hosted by Household Man mastermind Seth MacFarlane, The At-Dwelling Selection Present is NBCUniversal’s approach of displaying assist “by trotting out a few of its greatest stars” for coronavirus reduction.

“Bear in mind how pissed everybody was in regards to the Gal Gadot Think about video?” MacFarlane says within the intro, referencing the Surprise Girl star’s ill-received try to raise spirits with some superstar karaoke. “Nicely, we thought it could be a good suggestion to try this 5 nights every week for an entire month with lesser-known celebrities.”

Peacock, the media large’s forthcoming streaming service, is ready to launch nationwide on July 15. – Christi Carras/ Los Angeles Occasions

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