Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R), who was nominated for this year’s lead actor award at this year’s Daytime Emmys, has announced that he will be unable to attend the ceremony on Friday, June 24 because he tested positive for Covid. On Instagram, he wrote: “After 2.5 years of dodging Covid… finally I tested positive! Sorry to say I won’t be attending the @daytimeemmys tomorrow night and that’s a shame!! To all my fellow nominees and friends, I wish you all the best, a fantastic evening celebrating what we do. To the best fans in the world, like most of you, I’ll be watching our favorites on @cbstv from home!! Thanks for a great year @youngandrestlesscbs and @sonypictures. I’m going back to work in a week or so trying to earn another invite to the big night!!! Much is love!” In an accompanying video, he commented, “I’m really bummed about it… I love the Daytime Emmys, I love celebrating what we do, I love being around my colleagues and my colleagues [and] I was really looking forward to seeing them.” To watch his video in full, click here.