(RT) Influential podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan has sparked outrage yet again by commenting on Covid-19, this time saying he contracted the virus, but only faced “one bad day” after taking a bunch of meds, such as ivermectin.
On Wednesday, Rogan announced the cancellation of an upcoming comedy show and explained in an Instagram video his recent experience with Covid-19.
After feeling “very weary,” Rogan said he isolated from his family and later got a Covid test, which came up positive.
“So we immediately threw the kitchen sink at it: all kinds of meds. Monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-pack, prednisone – everything. I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip, and I did that three days in a row, and here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great,” Rogan said.
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The podcaster doesn’t seem too affected by the virus, as he has simply bumped his Nashville, Tennessee comedy show to the end of October and claims he faced only one bad day when he was sick.
“I really only had one bad day. Sunday sucked. Monday was better. Tuesday felt better than Monday, and today I feel good. I feel pretty f**king good. That’s the good news,” he said.
Rogan has stirred up controversy when touching on Covid-19 in the past, as he’s criticized vaccines being mandated and described inoculation as a private choice for individuals.
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Rogan promoting medicine that is not specifically recommended to combat Covid-19 – including Ivermectin, which critics like to point out is a horse dewormer – has triggered social media outrage once again. Some claimed the “anti-vaxxer” star was feeding vaccine hesitation and perhaps promoting medical treatments that don’t actually work. Rogan’s promotion of Ivermectin became a specific point of focus for critics, and it curiously trended on Twitter above the comedian’s actual name.
Others were more supportive of Rogan being honest about his experience, regardless of potential criticism.
Rogan thanked “modern medicine” for helping in his recent recovery, though he did not promote Covid-19 vaccines like some critics would have hoped. He also did not disclose whether or not he had been vaccinated before his positive test.
“Crazy times we’re living in, but a wonderful, heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for pulling me out of this so quickly and easily,” he said.
Rogan previously caused controversy when he said young and healthy people likely don’t need Covid-19 vaccines, a stand health officials were quick to push back on. Rogan, however, also referred to vaccines as “safe” and said he “encourages many people to take them.”
The comedian recently announced his intention to refund money to ticket buyers for his upcoming Madison Square Garden show in New York City who don’t want to get vaccinated. The venue will require vaccinations due to an order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“If someone has an ideological or physiological reason for not getting vaccinated, I don’t want to force them to get vaccinated to see a f**king stupid comedy show,” Rogan said.
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