Joe Rogan, the popular podcaster and comedian who has made controversial comments criticizing vaccines and coronavirus lockdown measures, has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Rogan revealed that he was able to recover in three days with several treatments, including the popular antiparasitic drug Ivermectin, which is used to treat infections in horses and cows.
Local and federal agencies have discouraged the public from taking ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 after poison control centers received calls about the ingestion and the illness, including two people who were hospitalized.
Rogan has drawn the ire of the Liberals for his criticism of mask warrants and vaccine passports. In April, he encouraged those who were young and healthy not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, although he later denied being an “anti-vaccine.”
Last month, the ex-host of Fear Factor lambasted vaccine passports claiming that requiring Americans to show proof of vaccination in order to enter restaurants, planes, bars and sporting events brings the country “one step closer” to dictatorship.
Joe Rogan, the popular podcaster and comedian who has made controversial comments criticizing vaccines and coronavirus lockdown measures, has been diagnosed with COVID-19
Rogan has drawn the ire of the Liberals for his criticism of mask warrants and vaccine passports. In April, he encouraged those who were young and healthy not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, although he later denied that he was an “anti-vaxxer”
On Wednesday, Rogan addressed a “heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for getting me out of this so quickly and easily.”
Rogan made the announcement to more than 13 million Instagram followers on Wednesday.
“I came back from the road on Saturday night very tired,” Rogan told his Instagram followers in a video posted Wednesday.
“I had a headache and just felt exhausted.”
Rogan said that, out of caution, he “separated” from his family and “slept in another part of the house.”
“Throughout the night I had a fever and sweats… I knew what was going on,” said Rogan, who is also a commentator for the UFC’s mixed martial arts fights.
“I got up in the morning, got tested and it turns out I have COVID,” Rogan said.
Rogan said his treatment was to “throw the kitchen sink” on the disease.
He said he was taking “all kinds of medicine [including] monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, z-pak (also known as azithromycin), prednisone, everything… ‘
Rogan said he also received an infusion of NAD and vitamins for three consecutive days.
He said that three days of treatment made him feel “good”.
“I really only had one bad day,” he said. “Sunday sucked. “
He added: “But Monday was better. Tuesday felt better than Monday. And today I feel good.
“I actually feel pretty good. “
Rogan said that due to his diagnosis, he was forced to postpone a stand-up concert scheduled to take place in Nashville this Friday.
This show will instead be moved to October 24.
Rogan is the host of the hugely popular The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which has reached an audience of millions of people. It is the most popular podcast that airs on Spotify, although the service does not publish exact audience size figures.
Last year, Rogan signed an exclusive agreement to license the podcast on Spotify.
Prior to that, the podcast, which is a series of hour-long interviews with journalists and public figures from comedy, politics, sports and other fields, was available for viewing on YouTube.
In 2019, Rogan’s podcast generated some 200 million monthly downloads, making him one of the biggest online personalities in the world.
Rogan’s deal with Spotify has sparked outrage from some employees at the streaming giant who are particularly unhappy with the podcast’s willingness to host conspiracy theorists, including Infowars’ Alex Jones and others.
Liberals are unhappy with Rogan’s frequent criticism of political correctness, quashing culture and “enlightenment.” Rogan was also accused of making transphobic comments.
It has hosted writers and commentators who have criticized policies advocated by LGBTQ activists, including allowing transgender women to compete with cis gender women in high school and college athletics.