Chris Rock revealed he has a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and urged his followers to get vaccinated to avoid a similar outcome.
On Sunday morning, the comedian and actor tweeted: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.”
Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 19, 2021
Breakthrough cases happen when people who are vaccinated still contract the virus.
A few months back, Rock mentioned his vaccination status while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and said, “I’m vaccinated. I’m two shots Rock. That’s what they call me.”
“I got Johnson & Johnson—that’s the food stamps of vaccines,” he joked.
Celebrities took to Twitter to wish the 56-year-old actor and comedian a speedy recovery.
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose replied to Rock’s tweet: “Yo! Kick dat s–t!! Hope you’re feeling better soon!!”
Former Seinfeld staff writer Larry Charles praised Rock’s witty analogies regarding the vaccine and wished him well.
Charles tweeted: “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.”
LeVar Burton tweeted: “Get well.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Vaccine breakthrough cases are expected.” But the CDC says “there is evidence that vaccination may make illness less severe for those who are vaccinated and still get sick. The risk of infection, hospitalization, and death are all much lower in vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated.”