Ted Nugent, who has long downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic as a “scam,” said Monday he tested positive for the coronavirus.
The controversial singer revealed his diagnosis on Facebook Live and said he has been “sicker than a dog.”
Nugent said his symptoms include a stuffed-up head and body aches
“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying,” the singer said. “I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days, but I did, I crawled.”
Nugent used racist terms to describe the virus, which he spoke about with television personality John Brenkus in a second Facebook Live.
“I’ve never been so sick in all my life,” Nugent said. He went on to suggest there is no point in being tested for COVID-19 and downplayed the need for social distancing, mask wearing and being vaccinated against the virus.