Former football star Tim Tebow on Thursday said he is not speaking during next week’s Republican National Convention.

“I just got back from the Philippines and I wake up this morning to find out I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention,” he said in a Facebook video. "It’s amazing how fast the rumors fly. That’s exactly what it is — a rumor.”


Tebow said he prefers focusing on his philanthropy overseas rather than entering the nation’s political discourse.

“My goal has always been to make a difference in the biggest way possible,” the former NFL quarterback said. "If one day that’s the political realm, then that’s what I’ll do.

"But right now I really believe that’s through my foundation and our amazing partners and fighting for kids who can’t fight for themselves.”

Tebow additionally called for greater unity between voters of all stripes ahead of next week’s event in Cleveland.

“I love our country and I would do anything for our country,” he said. "One of the things I love most is that it’s one nation under God."

“You know what that means?” Tebow asked. "It means that you matter, that God has a plan for your life and that every single person is significant.

“We all matter. Let’s come together on that. Let’s unite on that. Let’s forget about our quarrels and our differences and let’s come together as one nation under God, that you matter, that he loves you and that he has a plan for you.”

Reports emerged earlier Thursday Tebow was one of multiple celebrities speaking at next week’s convention starting Monday. He reportedly had a speech on the event’s fourth night.

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White, golfer Natalie Gulbis and former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell are other figures with purported addresses.

More than 60 people were named in the convention’s speaking list, including presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE and several of his family members.