Chris Rock has announced that he's COVID-19 positive — and it's no laughing matter.
As one of the rare "breakthrough cases" where vaccinated individuals have contacted COVID-19, the comedian didn't elaborate on his symptoms or how serious his condition was, simply using his Twitter announcement to urge fans to get their own shots.
"Hey guys I just found out I have COVID," he tweeted Sunday morning. "Trust me you don't want this. 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
Rock received the vaccine back in May and spoke about his experience during a visit to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. "I'm two-shots Rock, that's what they call me," he joked, revealing he got the Moderna shot and jokingly calling the single-dose shot "the food stamps of vaccine."
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"I'm gonna put it this way — Do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes. Do I know what's in Tylenol? I don't know what's in Tylenol, Gayle. I just know my headache's gone. Do I know what's in a Big Mac, Gayle? No. I just know it's delicious," Rock told King, defending the vaccine.