The cast of Dancing With the Stars has taken the day off to help care for their injured dogs after the show’s producers discovered the contestants were all suffering from COVID-19.
The cast members were in New York on Friday to perform with a canine team, but were not available to talk about the incident on the set until the following morning.
The cast members had to cancel two shows this week because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the episode’s production team had to shut down production for two weeks because of other commitments.
The staff were unable to be in the city, and they had to work with a veterinarian in Brooklyn, where the cast members live.
ABC News confirmed the cast and crew had been evacuated from the set for the day.
ABC’s senior vice president of communications, Jennifer Stetzer, told ABC News in an email that the producers had been informed that the cast was suffering from the pandemic, and that they were working to help them as best they could.
“We are aware of the issues with the cast, and are working to make sure that they are OK while we get through this crisis,” Stetzler said.
“We want to thank them for their support.”ABC News’ Ben Kuchera contributed to this report.