Martha Stewart is “heartbroken” that she had to skip a skincare launch party for Mario Badescu on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Tonight I planned to host a garden party at The Plaza on behalf of my favorite skincare line, @mariobadescu,” wrote Martha Stewart Living founder alongside the video from inside the event, where she was not present. “But I am sorry to report that I tested positive for Covid-19.”
She added that she was “heartbreaking” to miss the event, but also said: “I’m fine, but I’m following the rules and I’m in isolation.”
According to an insider at the event, guests were told that Stewart, 80, was no longer able to attend just minutes before she was due to speak.
“A crowd gathered around her, eager to speak. But then her publicist came and announced that she had unfortunately tested positive for COVID and would no longer be able to host the event,” the source told Vidak For Congress, adding: “You could tell everyone was very disappointed. ”
Fans wished Stewart a speedy recovery in the comments.
“Please feel better soon, Martha. I’m sending lots of love,” one fan wrote.
“I hope you get well soon!” added one more.
“We love you! 💚” commented Mario Badescu, the skin care brand.
Stewart was asked to host the brand’s 50th anniversary along with the launch of their new facial, named after the entrepreneur himself. The TV personality says The Martha Facial — available now at Mario Badescu’s flagship store — is the same facial she’s been getting for nearly 40 years.