American funnyman Joe Rogan has defended taking controversial drug Ivermectin during his COVID battle as he returns to his popular podcast.
The Joe Rogan Experience host is insisting he was prescribed a version of the controversial medicine, originally designed to kill parasites in horses, which was manufactured for human use.
“I literally got (Ivermectin) from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel prize in 2015 for use in human beings,” he says, as he steps behind the microphone for the first time since revealing his diagnosis last month.
The Centers for Disease Control have warned Americans, many of whom have been admitted to hospital after ingesting the animal drug, that Ivermectin should not be used to treat COVID.
“Multiple doctors told me to take it,” Rogan claims. “What (the media) didn’t highlight is that I got better. They’re trying to make it seem as if I’m doing some wacky s*** that’s completely ineffective.”
The right-wing star attracted criticism in April after claiming young, healthy people didn’t need to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, though he later walked back his comments, adding, “I’m not an anti-vax person.”