Chris Rock, the American stand-up comedian and actor, says he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 56-year-old broke the news on his Twitter page in the late hours of Sunday. He also urged his followers to get vaccinated against the virus.
“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated,” he told his 5.2 million followers.
Rock had earlier said that he got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“This is my first Covid talk show and I’m vaccinated. I’m 2 shot Rock, that’s what they call me,” the stand-up comedian had said in May when he appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
“I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine though. It is the food stamp of the vaccine.”
In 1984, Rock began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York. He started pulling strings of fame after he earned roles in the film ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ and ‘Miami Vice’ a TV series.
He finally got his big break when Eddie Murphy, another US comedian, gave him his first major film role in ‘Beverly Hills Cop 2’
Last year, Rock, whose real name is Christopher Julius Rock, broke up with Megalyn Echikunwoke, his girlfriend, bringing an end to their four-year-old relationship.
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