Sep 21, 2021 -- Comedian Chris Rock went on Twitter to say he’s got COVID-19.
“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated,” Rock tweeted Sunday.
Rock, 56, evidently suffered a breakthrough infection. In May, he went on “The Tonight Show” and told host Jimmy Fallon that he’d been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
"That's the food stamps of vaccines," he joked, according to NBC News.
He said he used his celebrity fame to get a shot.
“You know, I skipped the line,” he told Fallon. “I didn’t care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy. I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people … I did Pootie Tang. Let me on the front of the line.’”
Rock told CBS’s Gayle King in January that he was eager to get vaccinated.
"Let me put it this way: Do I take Tylenol when I get a headache?” he said. “Yes. 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 details of Rock’s condition were not immediately known.