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Joe Rogan says he’s taking ivermectin after COVID-19 diagnosis

Popular podcast host Joe Rogan says that he’s taking the dewormer drug ivermectin after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

In an Instagram post on WednesdayRogan told his followers that he has to change his comedy tour schedule. 

“I got back from the road Saturday night feeling very weary. I had a headache. I felt just run down,” he said. 

Rogan did not reveal if he’s been vaccinated against the coronavirus but said he’s been taking a number of medications, mentioning a Z-Pak, prednisolone and ivermectin, which has been approved for use in humans for some conditions but is not recommended for the treatment of COVID-19.

“So we threw the kitchen sink at it, all kinds of meds,” Rogan said. 

The former “Fear Factor” host has come under fire multiple times in the past for spreading misinformation. In April, he sought to clarify remarks he made earlier casting doubt on the need for young, healthy people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying he’s “not an anti-vax person.”
“I’m not a doctor, I’m a f—ing moron, and I’m a cage fighting commentator. … I’m not a respected source of information, even for me. But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying,” he said on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported on Rogan’s comments, said Spotify did not respond to a request for comment.
—Updated Thursday at 11:17 a.m.
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