‘You don’t want this’: Chris Rock urges vaccines after catching COVID-19

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Comedian Chris Rock promoted coronavirus vaccines Sunday after revealing he “just found out” he has COVID-19.

“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated,” Rock tweeted.

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In May, the comedian appeared on "The Tonight Show" and said he was vaccinated. "I'm two-shots Rock, that's what they call me."

He then clarified to host Jimmy Fallon that he actually got the Johnson & Johnson one-shot variety. “That’s the food stamps of vaccines,” Rock quipped.

Rock teased that he used his celebrity card to jump the vaccine line: “I didn’t care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy. I was like, ‘Step aside, Betty White, I did ‘Pootie Tang.’ Step aside, old people.’”

He continued, "I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo [DiCaprio] died. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don't want to be Leo at the bottom of the ocean. Billy Zane got another woman after that thing. In real life, you want to be Leo - but not in that movie."

The delta variant has caused a surge in coronavirus cases in the country — primarily among the unvaccinated — as President Joe Biden and other officials weigh new vaccine mandates and other regulations to boost vaccination rates.

About 55% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated against the deadly virus as of Friday, Sept. 17, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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