Chris Rock has tested positive for COVID-19, the comedian announced Sunday.
"Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this," Rock tweeted Sunday. "Get vaccinated."
Rock, 56, previously received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, he told Jimmy Fallon in May. USA TODAY has reached out to his representatives for more information.
A key federal advisory committee on Friday recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine six months after full vaccination for people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe COVID-19. There isn’t yet sufficient evidence to show boosters for people under 65 are necessary, said members of the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.
The comedian recently made a surprise appearance last Sunday at the "NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration" show, a benefit organized by several high-profile comedians for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Proof of vaccination was required for those in attendance.
Though not on the announced lineup, Rock made an appearance alongside his friend, Dave Chappelle. Other comedians in attendance included Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Michael Che, Ronny Chieng, Pete Davidson, Jimmy Fallon, Colin Jost, John Mulaney, Jay Pharoah, Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Tom Segura, Jon Stewart and Wanda Sykes.
In January, Rock said he "can't wait" to get vaccinated against COVID after interviewer Gayle King noted that some members of the Black community felt "trepidation" about getting the vaccine.
"Let me put it this way: Do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes," he said. "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."
Contributing: Jeanine Santucci and John Bacon, USA TO
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