Podcast host Joe Rogan has contracted COVID-19. The 54-year-old host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” shared the news that he’d become ill over the weekend and tested positive for the virus, requiring him to postpone a comedy show in Nashville set for Friday.

Rogan said in a video on Instagram: “So, I got back from the road Saturday night feeling very weary, and I had a headache. I just felt run down. Just to be cautious, I separated from my family, slept in a different part of the house.” Rogan then began experiencing fevers and other severe symptoms, prompting him to get tested. After he received the positive diagnosis, his doctors “immediately threw the kitchen sink at it” with several different medications, including the controversial Ivermectin. (Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug used for livestock like horses and cows, which the Food and Drug Administration has strongly advised Americans against using to treat COVID-19.) Rogan told his followers in his video Wednesday that he had also used monoclonal antibody infusion therapy, vitamin drips, and azithromycin as treatment.

Rogan has been outspoken about the Covid-19 vaccination, and on his podcast he has criticized COVID-19 vaccination cards and vaccination mandates that have been put in place across the country. According to Rogan, institutions are implementing these requirements “because they’re dumb.mThey don’t understand history, they don’t understand human beings, they don’t understand human nature,” he said. “They don’t understand the history of every single country that’s ever existed other than the United States.”


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