Local philanthropist, former host of FOX19′s Club Nineteen, Michael Flannery, hospitalized with COVID

Local philanthropist, former host of FOX19′s Club Nineteen, Michael Flannery, hospitalized with COVID
A local philanthropist and former host of FOX19′s Club Nineteen, Michael Flannery, says he is in the hospital with COVID-19. (Source: WXIX)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A local philanthropist and former host of FOX19′s Club Nineteen, Michael Flannery, says he is in the hospital with COVID-19.

“My friends, please wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance,” Flannery pleaded on a Facebook live Saturday afternoon.

Flannery hosted Club Nineteen from 1990 to 1995, which included jokes, cartoons, and letters from viewers.

He was also an anchor of WCPO’s “9 on Your Kid’s Side” television show.

Flannery is currently the Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Public Information Officer, where he helps out many in need.

He is an advocate for individuals with disabilities, as his daughter has Down syndrome.

Flannery says his wife and daughter got the virus a few weeks ago; he was caring for them when he got it.

“This isn’t fun, I don’t want this, I don’t want you to have this.”

His wife reached out to FOX19 NOW on Monday and said Flannery was being taken to the ICU. She asks that everyone continue to pray for his health.

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