Vocal Pandemic Skeptic Ted Nugent Got COVID-19

"I thought I was dying... I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days"
Vocal Pandemic Skeptic Ted Nugent Got COVID-19
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Controversial far-right music figure and extremely vocal pandemic skeptic Ted Nugent has tested positive for COVID-19.

The rocker made the announcement today during a Facebook Live stream and was pretty blunt about it.

"I've got an announcement to make," Nugent said [via Blabbermouth]. "Everybody told me that I should not announce this. "I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying. Just a clusterfuck. I was tested positive today."

But before you go feeling too sorry for him, he then unfortunately said, "I got the Chinese shit," adding, "I've got a stuffed up head, body aches. My god, what a pain in the ass. I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days… So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today."

Luckily, Nugent did say he is at least "homebound, i.e. quarantined" while he recovers.

The announcement comes mere days after Nugent made headlines for loudly wondering out loud about why the U.S. didn't lockdown for all the other COVID outbreaks, like — you know — COVID-1 through -18.

"There was a COVID-1, and there was a COVID-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -12, -13, -14, -15, -16, -17, -18," he said earlier this month. "COVID-1 through -18 didn't shut anything down, but woah, COVID-19 — even though it's 99.8 percent survivable. Why didn't we shut down for the AIDS epidemic or the flu or the Spanish Flu or the bird flu or the West Nile flu or influenza every year?"

He also added, "They claim five hundred thousand people have died from COVID-19. Bullshit. I believe that medical examiners in all 50 states have gone, 'I put down on the death certificate that he died of asphyxiation, but they made me put COVID. Well, this guy was stabbed to death, but they made me put down COVID. This guy was run over by a tandem gravel truck doing a four-wheel drift and the crows be pecking at your flesh, but they made me put down COVID-19.'"

And, as you can see above, not only has Nugent been busy spreading anti-Asian hate about the pandemic, he's repeatedly expressed skepticism about vaccines and face masks for ages.

So yes, irony is very real — much like COVID-19.