Joe Rogan, longtime host of the massive podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience,” is moving his upcoming Nashville appearance back to October after announcing a positive COVID-19 test result.
The UFC announcer said that he “knew what was going on” before he even got tested. The microphone superstar took to Instagram to share the news with his 13.1 million followers.
“I got back from the road Saturday night feeling very weary. I had a headache and I just felt run down. And just to be cautious, I separated from my family, slept in a different part of the house,” Joe Rogan says in the video. “Throughout the night, I got fevers and sweats and I knew what was going on. So I got up in the morning, got tested, and turns out I got COVID.”
Joe Rogan goes on to discuss how he “threw the kitchen sink at it” in an attempt to lessen the symptoms. He claimed that Sunday was the only day where he was really having a bad time with the disease. Now, he’s apparently feeling much better.
After apologizing to fans for having to move his show date back, he gave a shoutout to modern medicine for helping to “pull [him] out of this so quickly.”
The king of interviewing high-profile guests has previously talked about the COVID-19 vaccine publicly, questioning its necessity for young, healthy people.
“I’m not an anti-vax person. In fact, I said I believe they’re safe and I encourage many people to take ’em. I just said, I don’t think that if you’re a young, healthy person, that you need it,” he said on an April episode of his podcast, per Variety.
Joe Rogan Once Called Twitter ‘Toxic,’ Doesn’t Think We’ll Remember the Social Media Platform Fondly
Big as Joe Rogan is, many want to hang onto every word he says. Add to that the nature of his platform as a direct mouthpiece to millions of people regularly and his opinions on things inevitably become a topic of conversation.
“I think Twitter is going to be like Blockbuster Video. We’re going to look back, ‘Remember when we used to communicate through Twitter? Like, oh my God, it was so toxic. Everybody was so mean,'” he said on an August 2020 episode of his podcast. “It’s going to make this seem like nonsense. There is no empathy in these conversations and that’s a big part of the problem. You don’t see the people. You don’t feel their pain, so you can say horrible sh*t to them. It’s the vast majority of the way people are communicating.”