Chris Rock Has COVID: Get Vaccinated!
Comedian and actor Chris Rock revealed Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19, and he is using the opportunity to urge others to get vaccinated against the virus.
CelebnMusic247.com and CelebnHealth247.com report that Rock posted, “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.”
The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member didn’t comment on his condition, and his representatives did not immediately return a request from CNN for further comment.
Rock told Jimmy Fallon on an episode of “The Tonight Show” in May that he received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and joked that he used his star status and “skipped the line” in getting it.
At that time Rock said:
I used my celebrity, Jimmy. I didn’t care. I was like, ‘Hey, step aside Betty White, step aside old people, Judge Judy.’
In July, Rock posted that he was still being tested:
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Getting COVID While Vaccinated:
People who are fully vaccinated can still get Covid-19 — these are called breakthrough cases — but being immunized greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization or death, health experts say.
In fact, people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 were 11 times more likely to die of the disease and 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease, a study published earlier this month by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
Larry Charles, the “Seinfield” producer, and writer wrote:
Please have a swift and mild case and a full recovery. Hurry, we need you.