Joe Rogan, host of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, has tested positive for COVID.
The podcast host took to Instagram late Wednesday night to announce the news to his fans. He says he tested positive after returning from a series in Florida, which is a hotbed of infection right now.
The 54-year-old host said he felt very weary on Saturday and was tested the following day. “Throughout the night I got fevers, sweats, and I knew what was going on,” he asserts. After his diagnosis, he says he “immediately threw the kitchen sink at it.”
“Monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-PAK, prednisone, everything. I also got a NAD drip and a vitamin drip, and I did that three days in a row. Here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great,” Rogan told his followers on Instagram. He postponed his Nashville show to October 24th.
Ivermectin is not recommended as a treatment for COVID by the FDA. Joe Rogan has continually been criticized for comments he’s made about the coronavirus pandemic on his podcast. In April, he was criticized for saying he believed young, healthy people didn’t need to get the vaccine.
Rogan has more than 13 million followers on Instagram. His podcast is the most-streamed podcast on Spotify by a wide margin. Dr. Anthony Fauci called Rogan’s assessment that young people don’t need to be vaccinated “incorrect” and “selfish.”
“I’m not a doctor,” Rogan told his audience in April to walk back the statement. “I’m not a respected source of information, even for me.” Researchers looking into the efficacy of ivermectin shut down a 1,300 patient trial because the drug was no better than a placebo at preventing hospitalization.
“A wonderful, heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for pulling me out of this so quickly and so easily,” Rogan told his listeners. It’s worth noting that the monoclonal antibody treatment and NAD drips he professed to receive are quite expensive.