George R.R. Martin missed the glitzy premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon in Los Angeles on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19.

Speaking at the premiere, HBO and HBO Max’s chief content officer Casey Bloys revealed the news of Martin’s positive test. “I was going to start today by introducing George R.R. Martin and tell you how great it is to have George on the journey with us,” said Bloys. “Unfortunately, George got COVID at Comic-Con, so he’s not here. I think he’s feeling fine, so nothing to worry about.”

Bloys continued. “I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it is and how lucky we are to have the architect, the literal architect, of this world on this journey with us… He has been fantastic.”

The 73-year-old fantasy author who created the world that House of the Dragon draws upon was present at the show’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last week.

Martin confirmed his COVID-19 positive status in a YouTube video message, which led to him canceling several appearances on top of the House of the Dragon premiere. He added that his “symptoms are minor. I have some sniffles and I cough once in a while.”

“I’m being well taken care of. I’m taking the drugs. I should be good,” Martin added.

Source: Hollywood

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Former Oscars Host Billy Crystal Opens Up About ‘Shocking’ Will Smith Slap Moment, But Shares Thoughts About Chris Rock’s Jada Pinkett Smith Joke

It’s been a little over three weeks since the 2022 Academy Award…

Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Fight Night’ Crime Drama at Peacock

Peacock and Kevin Hart are stepping into the boxing ring. The NBCUniversal…

William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti to Star in ‘The Resort’ for Peacock

Peacock’s Sam Esmail-produced series The Resort has booked its first group of…

Judd Apatow Returns to Host 2024 DGA Awards (Exclusive)

Judd Apatow will return to host the 2024 Directors Guild of America…