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Hilary Duff Tests Positive For COVID-19 Just As How I Met Your Father Production Gets Started

Hilary Duff on Younger

With a new COVID-19 variant on the scene, more people are testing positive for the virus. Even vaccinated people are experiencing breakthrough cases as a result of the Delta variant. Unfortunately, How I Met Your Father’s Hilary Duff is now one of the latest celebrities to test positive for the virus, and the new arrives just as production was just starting on the upcoming spinoff series.

Hilary Duff took to her Instagram stories to confirm that she'd tested positive for the Delta variant of the virus. While it's obviously not an ideal situation for the actress, she seems to be taking things in stride. This is evidenced by the How I Met Your Father star's honest and funny caption on her stories:

That delta...she's a little bitch. Symptoms: bad headache. No taste or smell. Sinus pressure. Brain fog. Happy to be vaxxed.

This is certainly a bummer for anyone looking forward to How I Met Your Father. The Lizzie McGuire alum was unclear about how or when she could’ve caught the virus but, if anything, it's good to know that she's keeping in good spirits. You can check out her post below, complete with a photo, down below:

Duff’s diagnosis marked the latest bump in How I Met Your Father’s long road to television. The series had been in development for years before it was officially picked up this past April. Of course, the big draw was the casting of Hilary Duff, who will take on the role of Sophie in the long-awaited sequel series. In it, she'll tell her kids the story of how she met their father. The show marks her first major role after her stint on TV Land series Younger, which recently concluded its final season. The star seemed super excited to be working on the show, as she recently shared a first look at the set.

Coincidentally, it was revealed a few days ago that Melissa Joan Hart had contracted the virus, despite adhering to all coronavirus precautions. According to People, the Sabrina the Teenage Witch star admitted to being more relaxed as restrictions were lifted. Beside herself, Hart revealed one of her sons caught COVID-19 as well. She speculated that he might’ve picked up the virus at school Even former E! host Catt Sadler contracted COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. One can only hope that everyone fully and quickly recovers.

At this point, it's unknown if Hilary Duff's COVID bout will halt production on How I Met Your Father. Because she's the star of the show, it may be difficult to continue on without her. No premiere date has been announced for the Hulu series at this time. We here at CinemaBlend wish Hilary Duff and anyone else battling COVID the best as they head towards recovery.

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