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Lea Michele reveals she has 'early signs' of COVID-19

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Lea Michele is taking a break from 'Funny Girl' after being hit with "early signs" of COVID-19. The 36-year-old actress has been playing the part of Fanny Brice on Broadway, but Lea has confirmed via Instagram that she's taking a step back from the production after feeling ill.

She wrote on the photo-sharing platform: "I'm devastated to say that due to early signs and symptoms of COVID and an inconclusive test result — due to the production's safety protocols I'm not allowed to perform for today's shows. " Lea is planning to take another test and expects to soon know whether she'll be able to return on Sunday (11.

09. 22). The actress added: "Julie [Benko] is going to crush it today as Fanny - as are all of our amazing understudies who have stepped up so incredibly this week while we battle a very intense covid outbreak in our theater (sic)" A source close to production told PEOPLE: "[There is] an outbreak among the crew and cast, so they're obviously putting safety first. " Earlier this month, Lea revealed that she broke down in tears after being cast in 'Funny Girl'.

The former ‘Glee’ star was getting brunch with her two-year-old son Ever when she learned that she'd been cast in the Broadway production.

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