Joe Rogan, the host of the massively standard podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” stated on Wednesday that he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus after he returned from a collection of exhibits in Florida, the place the virus is rampant.
Mr. Rogan, who was rebuked by federal officers final spring for suggesting on the podcast that younger wholesome folks needn’t get Covid vaccinations, stated that he began feeling sick on Saturday evening after he returned from performing in Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.
“Throughout the night I got fevers, sweats, and I knew what was going on,” he stated in a video on Instagram, including that he remoted himself from his household, staying in a unique a part of his home.
He took a coronavirus take a look at the subsequent morning that got here again optimistic, he stated.
Mr. Rogan stated he was handled with a collection of medicines together with ivermectin, a deworming veterinary drug that the Food and Drug Administration has warned Covid-19 sufferers towards taking and that has repeatedly been proven as ineffective for them in medical trials. He additionally talked about prednisone, a steroid, and a “vitamin drip.”
“Sunday sucked,” he stated, however by Wednesday, the day he posted the video, he was feeling “pretty good,” utilizing an expletive.
“A wonderful heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for pulling me out of this so quickly and easily,” he stated.
Mr. Rogan was touring nationally together with his “Joe Rogan: The Sacred Clown Tour.” He was scheduled to carry out a present with the comic Dave Chappelle in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, however stated in his video on Wednesday that it will be postponed to October.
His podcast is successfully a collection of wandering conversations, typically over whiskey and weed, on subjects together with however not restricted to comedy, cage-fighting, psychedelics, quantum mechanics and the political excesses of the left. The present was licensed to Spotify final 12 months in an estimated $100 million deal. His feedback on the present within the spring undermining the worth of vaccinations for younger, wholesome folks drew condemnations from the Biden administration and Prince Harry, one other Spotify podcaster.
Mr. Rogan has supplied refunds to followers who purchased tickets to an upcoming present scheduled for Madison Square Garden after New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, required that attendees at main occasions present proof of vaccination.
Mr. Rogan stated on his podcast final week that 13,000 tickets to the present had already been bought however that as a result of he opposes vaccine necessities, he would supply refunds.
“If someone has an ideological or physiological reason for not getting vaccinated, I don’t want to force them to get vaccinated to see” the present, he stated on the podcast in late August, underscoring his remark with a profanity. “And now they say that everybody has to be vaccinated, and I want everybody to know that you can get your money back.”
Mr. Rogan returned from performing three exhibits final week in Florida, the place the state is reckoning with its highest-ever surge in virus infections, based on a New York Times database. Even as instances proceed to rise, with greater than 15,600 folks hospitalized with the virus throughout Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has held agency on banning vaccine and masks mandates. Florida’s deaths are significantly greater than these in another state within the nation.