Singer Ted Nugent has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 just months after calling the virus a ‘left-wing scam’ and ‘not a real pandemic’.
The 72-year-old musician announced his diagnosis in a Facebook Live video on Monday, telling fans ‘I got the Chinese sh * t’ and ‘thought I was dying’.
Nugent has repeatedly rejected the virus that has killed more than 567,000 Americans so far, labeling it a “left-wing scam” and “not a real pandemic” while promoting online vaccine conspiracy theories.
He has also faced numerous allegations of racism, most recently calling George Floyd a “ thug punk criminal ” and defending the police on trial for his death.
Singer Ted Nugent has revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 just months after calling the virus a ‘left-wing scam’ and ‘not a real pandemic’
“You probably don’t know because my positive mind and my positive attitude is plowing through the negative, but I have to make an announcement,” he told the camera.
“Everyone told me not to announce this, but do you hear it, I’ve had flu symptoms for the past 10 days and thought I was dying.”
Donald Trump’s ardent supporter said he had tested positive earlier that day for repeatedly using racist anti-Asian slurs to describe the pandemic.
“Today is April 19, 2021 during clusterf ** k pandemic Chinese virus attack 21,” he said.
“I tested positive today.”
He added, ‘I got the Chinese sh * t’, echoing the former president’s repeated push to call COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’, which critics say has led to an increase in hate crimes against the Asian American population.
Nugent described his symptoms as ‘just a cluster f ** k’ and he hears repeated coughing throughout the 8 minute 50 second video.
Nugent said he ‘could barely crawl’ and described symptoms such as a ‘swollen head’ and ‘body aches’.
‘My god, what a pain in the a **. I could literally barely get out of bed for the past few days. But I did, I crawled, ”he said.
The controversial musician redoubled his earlier comments that he will refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying ‘no one knows what’s in it’.
“We’ll go into the gory details of the great phenomenon of the Chinese virus, so I said, okay, do you want me to be tested? I haven’t been tested and haven’t taken the vaccine because nobody knows what’s in it – actually some people know what’s in it, ‘he said.
The 72-year-old musician announced his diagnosis in a Facebook Live video on Monday (above), telling fans ‘I got the Chinese sh * t’ and ‘thought I was dying’
The singer also defended Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, who is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for falsely claiming that his voting machines were manipulating the presidential election against Trump.
“What a great guy,” he said, claiming that the “enemies of America are attacking and trying to attack and destroy the lives of entrepreneurs and businesses that stand up for God, family and country.” ‘
He urged his supporters to “counter the haters and the Marxists are scrapping culture punks by supporting the people they hate.”
Since the pandemic started devastating America last spring, Nugent has dismissed COVID-19 as a “scam.”
He said he did in a Facebook Live Christmas message to his fans ‘not a real pandemic’ and called people wearing masks to slow the spread of the virus ‘sheep’.
“It was once Great Britain, because that’s not so great anymore,” he said of the UK.
‘It’s a bunch of sheep … You know the new national anthem there? You know the new national anthem all over the world? ”He said, bleating like a sheep.
“Let me put on this mask.”
Nugent (onstage at Tucker Hall in Waco, Texas, in March) has repeatedly rejected the virus that has killed more than 567,000 Americans to date, labeling it a “ left-wing scam ” and “ no real pandemic ” vaccine conspiracy theories online
He also called the pandemic a ‘scam pandemic’ and said he would not take the vaccine.
‘It’s not a real pandemic and it isn’t a real vaccine, I’m sorry. ‘I don’t use a vaccine. You come to me with a needle and I will fear for my life, ”he said.
“You know what I’ll do if you come at me with a needle. “Hi, I’m from the government, this needle is good for you.” F ** k you. ‘
Aside from his use of anti-Asian insults, Nugent has faced several recent allegations of racism.
Last month, he denied being racist, claiming he was ‘the anti-racist’ after a sponsor pulled out of his TV show Spirit of the Wild over comments he made.
“ Anyone who pays attention – not the ones who call me a racist, but the people who are really honest and pay attention know that all my life I’ve paid tribute and honor to the black music heroes, which means I’m the racist, ” he said. .
“So when you find someone who calls Ted Nugent a racist, you’re looking at an inhumane piece of shit living a lie.”
In December, the 72-year-old claimed that there is “ no such thing as systemic racism in America, ” and said Floyd, who died after white cop Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes, ‘committed suicide with fentanyl’.
There is systemic racism in Black Lives Matter, there is systemic racism in Sudan, there is systemic racism in Nigeria, but there is almost no racism in America at all. You have to search very hard to find it. I haven’t seen it, ”said Nugent, who is white.
Nugent has also faced numerous allegations of racism, most recently calling George Floyd (left) a “ thug punk criminal ” and claiming that the police tried to “ save ” and “ help ” Floyd when he died under the knee of Derek Chauvin (right)
He alleged that Chauvin, who is currently on trial for murder, and the three other agents who will face charges in August for complicity in charges, tried to “ save ” and “ help ” Floyd when he died under Chauvin’s knee.
‘The police here are saving lives. They serve and protect. George Floyd committed suicide with fentanyl. He couldn’t breathe alone in the backseat. He fought the police, ”he said.
“They were trying to save him and maybe get him some help and to save the community that he’d been bullying all his life.”
His comments came after calling Floyd a “ punk criminal ” who “ committed suicide on fentanyl ” in a Facebook Live rant in November.
Nugent was also at the center of a Secret Service investigation after making repeated threats against then-President Barack Obama.
“If Barack Obama becomes president again in November, I’ll be either dead or in jail by this time next year,” he said at a 2012 NRA convention while Obama was seeking reelection.
Two years later, he called Obama an “inhuman bastard.”
He later apologized after even being criticized by Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
In 1990, the singer said that apartheid in South Africa “is not that crazy and dry” and that “not all men are created equal.”