Wendy Williams‘ talk show will not have an in-studio audience until further notice.
The move comes amidst growing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with over 100,000 reported cases and over 4,000 deaths globally.
“Wendy values her co-hosts and their daily participation but in light of the current health climate, The Wendy Williams Show will not have a live studio audience until further notice,” a spokesperson for the show said in a statement.
“We will continue to produce a daily live talk show and look forward to welcoming the studio audience back when the time is right.”
According to reports both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will not have in-studio audiences during tapings amid the outbreak.
Miley Cyrus, Madonna, BTS, Green Day and Pearl Jam have all cancelled concerts amid the concern over COVID-19, as has the SXSW festival in Austin.
As reported by The Sauce, both the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been postponed due to the outbreak as well.
Aside from Coronavirus disrupting the world entertainment, the virus has also dealt a huge blow to the football as EPL, La Liga and Serie A leagues suspend, postpone and play in behind closed doors, The Sauce reports.