Billy Crystal Receives COVID-19 Vaccination, Jokes "Terror" Is His Pre-Existing Condition

Actor Billy Crystal attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations presents 'Standing Up, Falling Down' on Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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Actor Billy Crystal attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations presents 'Standing Up, Falling Down' on Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles.

The 72-year-old comic and actor says he's been spending most of his quarantine doing the New York Times crossword puzzle and playing basketball.

Billy Crystal on Wednesday told Stephen Colbert he was thrilled to receive his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as he misses spending in-person time with his family.

The comic and actor dropped by The Late Show to discuss his new film, Standing Up, Falling Down, when he shared an update on his life in general.

The 72-year-old Crystal told Colbert he's been spending most of his quarantine doing the New York Times crossword puzzle and playing basketball, of which he is an avid fan. He also mentioned that he recently received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination.

"It was at Dodgers Stadium, where we got it," he said before quipping, "It was [former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr.] Deborah Birx bobblehead night."

Dodgers Stadium this month was turned from a mass testing site into a mass vaccination site.

"I got the injection and a free scarf," he said. "I was glad to get this first step towards hugging my kids and my grandchildren again. And I do have a pre-existing, underlying condition — which is terror. So, that was good that I got that.

Another star who received his vaccination at Dodgers Stadium includes Arnold Schwarzenegger. And although not at Dodgers Stadium, Anthony Hopkins, who just turned 83, received his vaccination on Thursday.

"THANK YOU PublicHealth.LACounty.Gov CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and my dear friend, Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa. Light at the end of the tunnel (after one year of self-imposed quarantine)," the Oscar-winning actor wrote on social media along with a video of him getting the jab.

Watch the Crystal-Colbert segment below.

9:45 a.m.: Updated that Anthony Hopkins was also vaccinated.