Joe Rogan has tested negative for COVID-19, only two days after announcing he was infected with coronavirus. The good news of Rogan testing negative for COVID-19 disappointed many people who had previously hoped he would die from coronavirus.
On Friday, Rogan shared a photo of his negative test result on Instagram with the gleeful caption, “Tested negative today! Thanks for all the kind wishes!”
On Wednesday, Rogan revealed that he had contracted COVID-19 in a video announcement on Instagram.
“Hello friends, so I got back from the road Saturday night, feeling very weary, I had a headache and I just felt run down. And just to be cautious, I separated from my family, slept in a different part of the house, and throughout the night I got fevers and swears, and I knew what was going on,” Rogan said in the video.
“So I got up in the morning, got tested, and It turns out I got COVID,” he said.
“We immediately threw the kitchen sink at it. All kinds of meds,” the UFC commentator explained. “Monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-pak, prednisone, everything. And I also got an anti-D drip and a vitamin drip.”
“The Joe Rogan Experience” host received flak for taking the controversial drug ivermectin, which is an anti-parasitic drug for humans and animals. The FDA has recommended that humans don’t take ivermectin to treat coronavirus.
When the stand-up comedian originally announced that he was infected with COVID-19, there were dozens of people on Twitter who expressed hope that Rogan would die from COVID-19. Here are just a few examples of what some said:
“I’ll say it. I hope it kills him.””if joe rogan dies 2021 will end up being a good year.””guys GUYS do you understand how funny it will be… if joe rogan dies from covid.””i hope joe rogan dies.””please if joe rogan dies of covid it would be so funny.””If Joe Rogan dies from horse dewormer that would be the funniest thing ever.””i don’t want anyone to go out of their way to kill joe rogan, i just hope the horse paste liquifies his insides and he dies in embarrassing agony.””Joe rogan has Covid and I genuinely don’t hope he recovers.””honestly I hope Joe Rogan dies like enough is enough.””I hope joe Rogan dies next. C u in hell B*tch.”
Rogan has not divulged his coronavirus vaccination status, but has advised that people who are at high risk to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which he said includes his parents. The massively popular podcast host also was hit with backlash for saying healthy young people probably don’t need the COVID-19 vaccine. Rogan later noted that he isn’t a doctor and “not a respected source of information,” but rather a “cage-fighting commentator who’s a dirty stand-up comedian.”