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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Sick That He Was Sick on the Night Jay-Z and Beyonce Saw ‘Hamilton’ (Video)

He threw away his shot to meet the power couple

Last Updated: December 23, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “the show must go on” state of mind kicked into overdrive one night while starring in “Hamilton” on Broadway when he learned Beyonce was in the audience… even though he had a raging 104-degree fever.

“I got sick once in the year that I performed, and I missed Beyonce and Jay-Z,” Miranda said on “The Graham Norton Show” Thursday night to the absolute horror of his “Mary Poppins Returns” co-star Emily Blunt, who gasped. “Yea, that’s what I said!” he joked.

“I was, like, pulling the IV out of my arm; I had a fever of 104. My wife was like, ‘Stay in bed!’ I was like, ‘I can do it! I can do it!'”

When Miranda first brought “Hamilton” to the UK, he was joined in the audience by Prince Harry and  Meghan Markle. He said that King George III, who is parodied in the show, is Prince Harry’s real life sixth great-grandfather, so he was thankful the royal heir was a good sport about it.

“I’m really glad he didn’t take it personally, because we do take the piss out of King George III,” Miranda said.

Miranda will be stepping back into the title role when he takes the show to Puerto Rico in January.

Check out the video above, where you can also watch Blunt swoon as Miranda performs “My Shot.”