Hugh Jackman puts his rippling abs on display as he goes for a swim in river


Hugh Jackman puts his rippling abs on display as he goes for a swim in river… just days after testing positive for COVID again

Hugh Jackman appears to be doing swimmingly after testing positive for COVID-19 again last week.

The actor, 53, was spotted splashing around in the river in East Hamptons New York on Monday.

Hugh put his rippling abs on display as he swam through the water, before dashing onto the shore with his buff biceps flexed.

Doing swimmingly! Hugh Jackman was spotted splashing around in the river in East Hamptons New York on Monday, a week after testing positive for Covid again

Doing swimmingly! Hugh Jackman was spotted splashing around in the river in East Hamptons New York on Monday, a week after testing positive for Covid again  

His black hair was slicked back wet as he strolled about the pebbly beach wearing just a pair of black trunks and grey trainers.

When Hugh wasn’t taking a dip in the ocean, he was also spotted fully-clothed with his towel wrapped thrown over his shoulders.

He concealed his gym-honed abs with a plain white T-shirt.

Despite his recent diagnosis, Hugh appeared in good spirits. 

Hitting his stride! Jackman strolled about the pebbly beach in his grey trainers

 Hitting his stride! Jackman strolled about the pebbly beach in his grey trainers 

The Muscle Man! The Broadway star put his rippling abs and arms on display as he returned to dry land

Making a splash! The star appeared in good spirits as he waded about the water

The Muscle Man! The Broadway star put his rippling abs and arms on display as he returned to dry land

He also looked happy and healthy in a video to sent to fans on Sunday, wishing everyone a happy Father’s Day from the beach. 

‘Happy Father’s Day!’ he said to the camera before blowing a kiss.

The outing comes a week after Hugh announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 again, meaning he would have to temporarily step away from his Broadway production of The Music Man. 

Making a run for it! Jackman's muscles were flexed as he dashed out of the river

Making a run for it! Jackman’s muscles were flexed as he dashed out of the river

‘I’ve frustratingly tested positive for Covid. Again. My standby, the amazingly talented @maxmclayton will step in for me,’ Jackman began in the video. 

‘What’s most annoying is I don’t get to see him perform! I’ve said it before, and will say it a million times more … Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understudies around the world, you are the true heroes of theater,’ he added.

‘You give life to the saying “the show must go on”’ Jackman concluded, while tagging his co-star Sutton Foster (@suttonlenore) and @musicmanbway. 

Back in his day to day wear: He concealed his gym-honed abs with a plain white T-shirt

Back in his day to day wear: He concealed his gym-honed abs with a plain white T-shirt

Jackman added in the video, ‘I wanted you guys to hear it from me first that, unfortunately this morning I have frustratingly tested positive for COVID, again.’

‘So, my incredible stand-by, Max Clayton, is going to go on for me,’ he said of his understudy in The Music Man.

‘Max and I have been been working together on this show for over two years and on this part, and I can tell you, from being in the room with him and from experience, he is absolutely extraordinary,’ Jackman added. 

Happy and healthy: Jackman grinned as he wished fans a happy Father's Day on Sunday

Happy and healthy: Jackman grinned as he wished fans a happy Father’s Day on Sunday 

'Happy Father's Day!' Jackman said from the beach before blowing a kiss towards the camera

‘Happy Father’s Day!’ Jackman said from the beach before blowing a kiss towards the camera

Jackman added that he was just, ‘frustrated that I won’t get to see him and cheer him on, but I will be cheering you on in my heart, Max.’

‘To everyone, my whole cast of The Music Man, I hate not being there with you, but I’ll be back as soon as I can,’ he added.

The actor continued that his setback is just, ‘another reminder’ that he will say, ‘a million times over that the real heroes of Broadway are standbys, understudies and swings, and never has that been more obvious than in the past year.’

He added that standbys, understudies and swings, ‘give meaning to the phrase, “the show must go on,” and it will go on and be amazing.’

He told Clayton, ‘to have the best time and I’ll be back at River City as soon as I can,’ as the video came to an end.

Hugh previously tested positive for COVID in December 2021, and had to step aside from The Music Man at that time as well.

Oh no! The outing comes a week after Hugh announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 again, meaning he would have to temporarily step away from his Broadway production of The Music Man

Oh no! The outing comes a week after Hugh announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 again, meaning he would have to temporarily step away from his Broadway production of The Music Man

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