Chris Rock is among the millions of fully vaccinated Americans who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Chris Rock, pictured in NYC on Sept. 13, took to Twitter on Sunday to share the news of his Covid-19 diagnosis.
The 56-year-old actor and comedian urged his social media followers to get vaccinated.
“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, 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
Back in May, the “Grown Ups” star joked with late night host Jimmy Fallon that not only was he fully vaccinated, but that he jumped the line to get the injection.
“I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty White, I did (the movie) Pootie Tang. Step aside, old people’. I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo (DiCaprio) died. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don’t want to be Leo at the bottom of the ocean… Billy Zane got another woman after that thing. In reality, you want to be Leo – but not in that movie.”
Rock, pictured with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle, also joked: “I’m two-shots Rock, that’s what they call me.” He clarified that he received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
In 2020, Rock made a surprise appearance at a press conference with former New York governor Andrew Cuomo to urge New Yorkers to wear face coverings.
“It’s the kids who really aren’t wearing a mask, and you know, it’s sad. It’s sad that our health has become, you know, a sort of political issue… It’s a status symbol, almost, to not wear a mask.”
Over 76% of Americans have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
A recent study out of Israel found that natural immunity confers longer-lasting protection against the Delta variant than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.