Taron Egerton has again been forced to withdraw from his West End game after testing positive for Covid-19.
The show’s producer confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying the actor will return to the show next week.
The Rocketman star, 32, is currently starring in a revival of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 play Cock at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.
Producers said his understudy, Joel Harper-Jackson, would step in again to take on the role.
“Taron Egerton has unfortunately tested positive for Covid,” they said.
“In accordance with the production’s health and safety protocols, he will now be isolating and we expect Taron to return to the show next week.
“The character of M is played by Joel Harper-Jackson.”
During the show’s opening night, Egerton fainted onstage and was treated by a doctor in the audience, with Harper-Jackson stepping in to finish the play.
After the first worrying incident, Egerton assured fans that he was “perfectly fine” but suffered “a sore throat and a bruised ego.”
He vowed to be “back with a vengeance” and thanked Harper-Jackson.
Harper-Jackson wrote on Twitter that it was “an absolute privilege” to take Egerton’s place on stage.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/taron-egerton-drops-out-of-west-end-play-again-after-positive-covid-19-test-41481503.html Taron Egerton is ruled out of the West End game again after testing positive for Covid-19