Joe Rogan posted a video on social media Wednesday in which he revealed that he has COVID-19. The comedian and popular podcast host said he took ivermectin, a horse dewormer that the CDC says “It is not licensed or approved by the FDA for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.”
Ivermectin is approved to treat certain conditions in humans, but not COVID-19, which the FDA emphasized on August 21 when the federal agency tweeted “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, all of you. Para. “The post included information on why the drug can be” dangerous and even lethal. “
The Spotify podcast host has made headlines during the pandemic for casting doubt on vaccines. In April, Rogan pushed back the comments she made on her show when she said young, healthy people could skip the jab.
On Wednesday, Rogan told her Instagram audience of more than 13 million that she had COVID-19 and would have to reorganize her stand-up schedule. “I came back from the road on Saturday night feeling very tired. I had a headache. I just felt exhausted, ”he said, adding that his symptoms progressed throughout the night. The next day, he tested positive for COVID-19.
“So we threw all kinds of drugs down the kitchen sink,” Rogan said, specifying that she took a Z-Pak (also known as the antibiotic azithromycin), prednisolone (a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation) and ivermectin, which is a medicine used to treat parasitic worms in horses.
Some anti-vaccines have falsely promoted ivermectin as an alternative to COVID-19 injection. the New York Times reported on August 30 that ivermectin “has repeatedly failed in clinical trials to help people infected with the coronavirus.”
Rogan noticed that she feels better. “Here we are on Wednesday and I feel great,” he said. “I really just had a bad day. Today I feel good, actually I feel fucking good. “
Rogan did not mention if he had been vaccinated, but said in the Instagram post: “A wonderful and sincere thanks to modern medicine for getting me out of this so quickly and easily.”
Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Rogan’s Ivermectin note.
See his full statement below.