Ted Nugent recently spoke about his COVID-19 experience, saying that he had “never been so scared” in his entire life, yet still doesn’t trust masks or the vaccine.
A week after after publicly revealing that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, Nugent discussed his experience during an episode of his “Ted Nugent’s Spirit Campfire” Internet show.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I never am a sympathy guy. I’m a tough guy. I’d rather err on the side of ‘tough guy.’ Five [or] six days ago, it was really scary. I didn’t think I was gonna make it. I literally couldn’t function for about 20 hours, and then they came and they rescued me… I’ve never been so scared in all my life.
“I’ve had the flu three or four times in my life,” he continued. “I’m in bed and I’m giving birth to swampage — I mean, I go through six boxes of Kleenex an hour. Okay, that’s the flu, and you’ve got a headache and you’ve got body aches. Maybe you’ve got some diarrhea, and just overall pain.
“I don’t struggle to express myself. The six-foot-two, 225-pound headache [this time] was like nothing I have ever experienced. I mean, from my tip of my toes to the top of my hair, I literally was dizzy and weak and struggled to get up to go to the bathroom. And I would lay in the bathtub a couple of times a day with the water as hot as I could take it just to divert.”
Despite his terrifying experience with COVID-19, Ted reiterated his previous opinion that he would not be getting the vaccine and went on to mock people who wear face masks, despite the urging from both the CDC and World Health Organization for their wide spread use.
“Everybody out there, stand your ground,” Ted said. “Do not compromise. Make a choice. Your body, your choice. I don’t believe the masks work. I think that’s a scam. I wouldn’t trust the vaccine; nobody can tell you what’s in it. If you wanna take the vaccine, take the vaccine. But you should know the facts that people who have taken the vaccine have been tested positive after taking the vaccine. People that wear masks and social distance have been tested after wearing masks and social distancing, and they’ve been tested positive. So make your own choice.”
Last week, Ted said that he was being treated for COVID-19 by a group of doctors who made a video last July calling for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to battle the novel coronavirus, despite warnings from public health experts. Nugent also detailed his clinical management of COVID-19, saying he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug used to treat several neglected tropical diseases in humans and also used in veterinary medicine.