Nick Cannon Steps Down As “The Masked Singer” Host Over Battle With COVID-19

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon is battling the rona and will miss some new episodes of “The Masked Singer.”

Nick Cannon has been forced to step down as the host of the hit U.S. show “The Masked Singer” after testing positive for COVID-19.

The rapper-turned-TV personality is currently in quarantine and will reportedly miss the first few episodes of the upcoming new season.

Niecy Nash will take his place until he recovers and tests negative again.

Season four of the series just wrapped up with LeAnn Rimes beating out Aloe Blacc and Nick Carter. Season five is filming now and is set to premiere next month.

In related, more positive news, Nick Cannon’s daytime talk show will launch this autumn.

The show should already be on the air, but it was shelved after antisemitic comments Nick made on his “Cannon’s Class” podcast about the history of black people and Jews.