Joe Rogan has revealed private health information about Aaron Rodgers after the NFL star sparked the biggest anti-vax storm in America.
Joe Rogan has defended Aaron Rodgers as the NFL star on Wednesday came forward to admit he “misled” fans in vaccination comments that have caused a storm in the United States.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been forced to isolate for 10 days after testing positive to Covid-19 earlier this month and missed the team’s loss to Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.
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He tested positive despite previously declaring he was “immunised” — but reports later emerged the 37-year-old has not been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
A storm erupted last week when he slammed the “woke mob” for the backlash to his positive case.
Rodgers said in an interview on The Pat McAfee Show he was allergic to one of the ingredients in Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines and did not wish to take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because he heard of friends’ adverse reactions to it and the fact that it was pulled over blood-clotting issues.
Instead, Rodgers decided to undergo a multiple-month homoeopathic antibody process instead.
His fiancee Shailene Woodley, the Hollywood star, this week also came out and criticised the social media backlash to the drama surrounding Rodgers.
Her comments came after hit TV show Saturday Night Live lampooned Rodgers in a scathing skit.
Rodgers made waves when admitting he had taken health advice from podcaster and UFC commentator Rogan and other medical experts before making his decision to reject the vaccination.
When asked to reveal the doctors behind the medical advice he received, Rodgers on Wednesday sheepishly admitted Rogan and 12 other friends were his only information sources.
His admission came during his first public appearance since his controversial comments last week when he returned to The Pat McAfee Show.
The host on Wednesday mocked Rodgers for consulting with “Dr Joe Rogan”.
During the show, Rodgers appeared to backflip on his earlier comments when admitting he made misleading remarks about his vaccination state.
“I made some comments that people may have thought were misleading,” said Rodgers. “I shared an opinion that is polarising. I get it. And I misled some people about my status.
“I take full responsibility for those comments.”
However, he still stands by his comments, but plans to stop speaking about vaccinations in future.
“I’m an athlete, I’m not an activist,” said Rodgers. “So I’m gonna get back to doing what I do best and that’s playing ball. Further comments I’m gonna keep between me and my doctors.”
His appearance coincided with the release of another episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast in which the comedian and popular UFC commentator said Rodgers is a “f***ing smart dude”.
He also revealed Rodgers had told him privately he was allergic to some of the vaccines available.
“Here’s the thing about Aaron Rodgers, I can say this now because he’s gone through this whole thing,” Joe Rogan said.
“He’s allergic to one of the main ingredients in the vaccine
“There’s an ingredient that’s in the capsule. He told me this in confidence.
“People need to know this. He’s not vaccine-hesitant because he’s a conspiracy theorist.”
Rogan argued that “people are only looking at combating coronavirus one way … you gotta get vaccinated”.
“Maybe we should look at, we should expand treatment,” Rogan said. “Maybe we should look at all these other treatments and what’s the most effective. Monoclonal antibodies is insanely effective.”
With the New York Post