Chris Rock has tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging his supporters to get vaccinated.
The comedian took the news on Twitter on Sunday and hinted that his symptoms were more severe.
“Hey guys, I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want that,” Rock tweeted . “To get vaccinated.”
Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 19, 2021
A representative for Rock did not immediately return Page Six’s request for further comment.
Many fans responded to the “Grown Ups” star’s tweet with their best wishes, but some wondered if he had not been vaccinated despite the plea for him; however, in May, Rock joked on “The Tonight Show” that he cut the vaccination line in order to receive the jab.
“I’m rock hard, that’s what they call me,” joked the “Tamborine” comedian, before specifying that he received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is a dose vaccine. unique. “These are the vaccines food stamps.”
Apparently jokingly, Rock joked that he “used” his “fame” to be one of the first to get the vaccine.
“I was like, ‘Put yourself aside, Betty White, I did” Pootie Tang. Put yourself aside, old folks, ”he joked. “I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo [DiCaprio] deceased. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don’t want to be a Lion at the bottom of the ocean. Billy Zane had another wife after this thing.
“You actually want to be Leo – but not in this movie.”
Rock, 56, has been vocal in the fight against COVID throughout the pandemic – and even surprised New Yorkers by appearing at one of former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s press conferences to urge the wearing a mask.
“It’s the kids who really don’t wear a mask, and you know, it’s sad,” he said in May 2020. “It’s sad that our health has become, you know, kind of political issue… It is almost a status symbol not to wear a mask.