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'Get vaccinated,' urges comedian Chris Rock after confirming COVID-19 diagnosis

Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: "Get vaccinated."

'Trust me you don't want this,' the 56-year-old said on Twitter

U.S. comedian Chris Rock is seen at a press briefing on COVID-19 with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York City in May 2020. Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: 'Get vaccinated.' (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: "Get vaccinated."

The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: "Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don't want this. Get vaccinated."

Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on The Tonight Show in May, he called himself "Two-shots Rock" before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

"You know, I skipped the line. I didn't care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy," he told host Jimmy Fallon. "I was like, 'Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people.... I did Pootie Tang. Let me on the front of the line.'"

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