Chris Rock revealed he has COVID-19 and urged people to get vaccinated: ‘Trust me you don’t want this’

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Chris Rock. Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic
  • Comedian Chris Rock revealed on September 19 that he’s tested positive for COVID-19.
  • While he didn’t disclose any symptoms, he told his followers “you don’t want to get this.”
  • He also urged his 5.2 million followers to get vaccinated.
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Actor and comedian Chris Rock became the latest celebrity to reveal that he’s tested postitive for the coronavirus. On September 19, Rock tweeted his diagnosis, and told his followers to get vaccinated.

Rock had previously discussed with Gayle King in January his plans to get vaccinated, and that he couldn’t wait to get vaccinated, while acknowledging trepidation from members of the Black community.

“Let me put it this way: Do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes,” he told King. “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.”

The “Spiral” star revealed during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” that he’d gotten the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.