Comedian Chris Rock is imploring the public to get vaccinated after revealing on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, that he has contracted the novel coronavirus.
Rock, 56, who is perhaps best known for his role of the crackhead Pooky in the urban classic New Jack City, told his 5.2 million Twitter followers that they definitely don’t want to contract this dangerous virus.
Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 19, 2021
Rock has not revealed his current health status to the public, nor have his representatives returned media inquiries for him to elaborate on his prognosis.
This announcement comes just months after the star of Boomerang and creator of the popular sitcom “Everyone Hates Chris” made his long-awaited return to the TV stage with the “Chris Rock Show.”
The Chris Rock Show is streaming on HBO Max. Check it out! pic.twitter.com/NAWjIX2ygs
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) June 28, 2021
This may be a case of a breakthrough coronavirus as Rock informed the public that he was fully vaccinated. Ironically, Rock told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” in May 2021 that he got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and even joked that he used his star status and “skipped the line” in getting it.
“I used my celebrity, Jimmy,” Rock said at the time. “I didn’t care. I was like, ‘Hey, step aside Betty White, step aside old people, Judge Judy.’ “
A plethora of celebrity friends and admirers quickly consoled the comedian with heartfelt messages, including comedian George Wallace, “Seinfield” producer Larry Charles and award-winning journalist Donna Brazile.
I thought your vaccine analogies were brilliant: ‘I don’t know what’s in Tylenol but i know it gets rid of my headache. I don’t know what’s in a Big Mac, but I know it’s delicious.’ Please have a swift and mild case and a full recovery. Hurry, we need you.
— Larry Charles (@larrycharlesism) September 19, 2021
Stay calm and hydrate. This too shall pass
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 19, 2021