COVID Forces Jimmy Kimmel to Cancel 'Strike Force Three' with Fallon and Colbert

Late-Night Hosts Unveil Vegas Charity Event Amidst Great Anticipation

by Zain ul Abedin
COVID Forces Jimmy Kimmel to Cancel 'Strike Force Three' with Fallon and Colbert
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In an unfortunate turn of events, Jimmy Kimmel has been compelled to cancel the highly anticipated 'Strike Force Three' event, which was slated to take place in Las Vegas on September 23. The event, featuring Kimmel alongside fellow late-night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, had generated immense excitement among fans, but has now been postponed indefinitely due to Kimmel's COVID-19 diagnosis.

The news of the cancellation came directly from Jimmy Kimmel himself, who took to the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to share the disappointing update. Kimmel expressed his regret in having to make this decision, stating, "Well, Las Vegas, I got Covid, and sadly, we need to cancel this weekend’s Strike Force Three show.

I could never live with myself if I got my hometown friends sick." This heartfelt message conveyed his genuine concern for the well-being of both his fans and friends. Additionally, Kimmel reassured ticket holders that they would receive full refunds and emphasized their commitment to exploring the possibility of rescheduling the event once the situation allows.

Late-Night Trio's Vegas Charity Event

The 'Strike Force Three' event was initially unveiled to the public just last week by the trio of late-night luminaries, Kimmel, Fallon, and Colbert. Scheduled to be held at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas, the event was meant to bring together three of the five hosts behind the popular 'Strike Force Five' podcast, which also includes John Oliver and Seth Meyers.

This podcast was initiated as a means to support their staff during the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild?American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes. Initially, these hosts organized private Zoom sessions to discuss the critical issues related to the strikes.

However, these meetings turned into something far more engaging and entertaining than they had anticipated, leading to the creation of the 'Strike Force Five' podcast. This podcast, which recently premiered to great acclaim, offers listeners an exclusive glimpse into the entertaining and humorous conversations among Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, Meyers, and Oliver.

While the 'Strike Force Three' event may be on hold for now, fans can still enjoy the wit and camaraderie of these late-night hosts through their popular podcast, which continues to captivate audiences with its engaging discussions and comedic banter.

Stay tuned for further updates on the rescheduling of 'Strike Force Three' as Jimmy Kimmel and his colleagues work towards ensuring a safe and unforgettable experience for their dedicated fans.