Ted Nugent

Longtime COVID-19 Skeptic Ted Nugent Officially Diagnosed With COVID-19: “I Thought I Was Dying”


Having spent the better part of the last year publicly decrying the seriousness of COVID-19 and the validity of the measures being put in place to prevent the spread of it, far-right rock musician Ted Nugent has announced he has been officially diagnosed with COVID-19. Nugent said in a livestream he shared yesterday, April 19th:

“I’ve got an announcement to make. Everybody told me that I should not announce this. I have had flu symptoms for the last ten days. I thought I was dying. Just a clusterfuck. I was tested positive today. I got the Chinese shit. 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.”

The currently quarantined Nugent stated:

“I’ve been around a long time — 72.4 years, to be exact — and it’s been quite an adventure… But I have never been so sick in all my life… I could barely crawl out of bed. And I’m not looking for sympathy; I’m just trying to share a medical emergency during a global medical emergency, and what the Nugent tribe, what this guitar player is doing to counterpunch a COVID-19 positive test this afternoon. And it’s gonna be willpower.”

Nugent has long been a critic of COVID-19 and the pandemic status it has been branded with. He most infamously stated earlier this month:

“This year’s tour is canceled again. The production companies won’t let us tour again this year. Dirty bastard, lying, scam, smoke-and-mirrors COVID-19 freaks.

You know, I guess I would ask you, because I’m addicted to truth, logic and common sense, and my common sense meter would demand the answer to, why weren’t we shut down for 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. COVID-1 through -18 didn’t shut anything down, but woah, COVID-19 [did], 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?”

The 19 in COVID-19 of course refers to 2019—the year the this variant of the disease was first encountered. Nugent has also publicly criticized the vaccines being used to treat the disease, repeatedly stating that he would refuse to take it during past comments made via his social media.


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