Joe Rogan Reveals He's Contracted COVID-19

Comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan announced his diagnosis via Instagram on Wednesday. He says he spent the last three days taking medication and vitamins.

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Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 54-year-old comedian and podcast host confirmed his diagnosis via Instagram on Wednesday. Rogan told his followers he began feeling ill Saturday night, when he began experiencing a headache and overall “weary.” He said he decided to isolate himself from his family out of caution, and slept in a different area of his home. Rogan went on to say that he experienced a fever and sweats throughout the night, and “knew what was going on.” He revealed he got tested the following morning and confirmed he had contracted the virus.

“We immediately threw the kitchen sink at it—all kinds of meds: monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything. And I also got an NAD drip, a vitamin drip, and I did that three days in a row. And so, here are on Wednesday, and I feel great. I really only had one bad day. Sunday sucked … Today I feel good. I actually feel pretty fuckin’ good.”

Rogan said his diagnosis has forced him to postpone a number of shows.

The post comes amid a heated debate over whether ivermectin is a safe treatment for COVID-19. Though some physicians have prescribed the horse de-worming drug to prevent or treat COVID infections, U.S. health officials have warned the public not to take the drug, as it could result in serious illness.

You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it.

— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 21, 2021

You can watch the video of Rogan sharing his diagnosis below.

Rogan has made plenty of headlines over the past year for his controversial takes regarding pandemic. He’s expressed his concerns over the proposed “vaccine passports,” suggesting they would bring the country “one step closer” to a dictatorship; and once told his audience they didn’t need to get vaccinated if they were young and healthy. He clarified the latter comments after receiving backlash from high-profile figures and the White House.

“The White House commented on what I said about vaccines. [Fauci] disagreed with me,” he said during an episode of his eponymous podcast. “There’s some legitimate science behind this… I’m not an anti-vax person. In fact, I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I said I don’t think that if you’re a young, healthy person, that you need it.” 

In Wednesday’s video, Rogan did not reveal whether he had tested positive for the Delta variant currently sweeping the nation. It’s also unclear if he had been vaccinated prior to the diagnosis.

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