Chris Rock Says He Contracted COVID-19, Urges Fans To Get Vaccinated
American comedian and actor Chris Rock on Sunday revealed he has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19.
“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this,” Rock wrote on his Twitter page. He also urged his fans to “get vaccinated”.
Rock previously revealed in May on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that he had been vaccinated. “I’m vaccinated. I’m two shots Rock. That’s what they call me,” he joked at the time. “I got Johnson & Johnson.”
He joked to Fallon: “You know, I skipped the line. I didn’t care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy. I was like: ‘Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people. Kiss my ass! I did ‘Pootie Tang.’ Let me on the front of the line.'”
“I didn’t care. I used my celebrity. I didn’t care. I was like, ‘Hey, step aside, Betty White,'” he quipped of the 99-year-old actress, NBC reported. “That’s the food stamps of vaccines,” he joked about the Johnson & Johnson shot. Comparing it to the movie “Titanic,” he said: “I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo 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! You don’t want to be Leo. Well, in real life you want to be Leo.”
Cristiano Ronaldo, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince William, Idris Elba, Andy Cohen, Lena Dunham, Andrea Bocelli, Bryan Cranston, Tony Shalhoub, Sara Bareilles and The Bachelor‘s Colton Underwood are also among the many stars who have opened up about their diagnoses on social media, sharing their symptoms and encouraging followers to take precautionary measures to combat COVID-19.