Podcaster Joe Rogan has tested negative for COVID-19 just two days after admitting that he had contracted the virus.
“The Joe Rogan Experience” host took to Instagram on Friday to reassure his followers that he was doing okay. The 54-year-old shared a photo of his test and wrote, “Tested negative today! Thanks for all the kind wishes!”
On Wednesday, he revealed he got COVID-19 in another post. “I GOT COVID. My apologies, but we have to move the Nashville show to Sunday, October 24. Much love to you all,” he wrote in the caption accompanying a clip of himself explaining his condition.
In his video, Rogan claimed he felt “very weary,” adding, “I had a headache, and I just felt just run down.”
Following his diagnosis, he opted to quarantine himself from his family and took medication. The medicine the announcer said he took was “monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything. I also got an NAD drip and a vitamin drip and I did that three days in a row. Here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great.”
Rogan has made many controversial remarks about the pandemic and vaccinations. In his August 20 podcast, Rogan became infuriated about New York City’s new mandate telling people to show proof of vaccinations at indoor venues. He added that he won’t “force” his fans to get vaccinated to see his upcoming show at Madison Square Garden.
“I have a problem because I have a show there in Madison Square Garden in October, and I’ve already sold 13,000 tickets,” Rogan said. “And now they say that everybody has to be vaccinated and I want everybody to know that you can get your money back.”
He continued, “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.”
In an April episode of his show, he told “healthy” 21-year-olds not to take the vaccine. “If you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, ‘Should I get vaccinated?’ I’ll go, ‘No.’ Are you healthy? Are you a healthy person? Like, look, don’t do anything stupid, but you should take care of yourself,” he said at the time. “You should — if you’re a healthy person, and you’re exercising all the time, and you’re young, and you’re eating well, like, I don’t think you need to worry about this.”