Joe Rogan tests positive for COVID, says he's taking unapproved deworming drug ivermectin

Corrections and clarifications: An earlier story incorrectly stated Joe Rogan's vaccination status. This information is not public.
Podcast star Joe Rogan, who has been a consistent downplayer of the importance of vaccines throughout the year announced Wednesday via Instagram that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rogan announced the news to his 13.1million Instagram followers. He explained that he was feeling sick after returning from his comedy tour of Florida.

He said, "Just to be safe, I separated with my family and slept in another part of the house. Throughout the night, I got fevers, sweats, and other symptoms." "And I knew what was happening. I got up and got tested. It turned out that I had covid.

"You are not a horse." FDA warns against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment

Rogan claimed that his symptoms were temporary and only occurred for one day on Sunday. Rogan, 54, tried deworming medication ivermectin as well as other unproven treatments to treat them. He claimed he also used monoclonal antibody, which has been shown to work.

Food and Drug Administration has approved ivermectin for human and animal use to treat parasitic infections. This is primarily in livestock. The FDA has not authorized or approved any COVID-19 treatment, except in a clinical trial.

You are not a horse. You are not a horse. Seriously, yall. The FDA just tweeted it last month.

Ivermectin: Arkansas doctor prescribes anti-parasitic drug "thousands" of times

Rogan said that he is not anti-vax but was critical of mass vaccinations for comedy shows and other events. In April, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's foremost expert on infectious disease, criticised Rogan's position on vaccines.

Rogan informed his fans Wednesday that his diagnosis had forced him to cancel his Nashville show. Everyone, I sincerely apologize. It's not something that I can control. He said it was what it was, and that these were crazy times. A wonderful, heartfelt thanks to modern medicine for helping me get out of this mess so quickly.

Continue the story

Show postponed by Joe Rogan and Dave Chappelle at Bridgestone Arena

Rogan's podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience", launched in 2009, and has been one of the most listened to podcasts in America ever since. Spotify purchased Rogans podcast library in 2020 for an estimated $100 million.

Rogan was the host of "Fear Factor" between 2001 and 2006. He also hosts UFC fights.

This article first appeared on USA TODAY. Joe Rogan tests positive to COVID and is receiving ivermectin as treatment