The 72-year-old American guitarist Ted Nugent announced last week that he tested positive for Covid-19. The musician that is also known for sharing his right-wing political views always denied the existence of the virus, saying it was a “scam” and was against masks and the vaccine. In an statement on his “Ted Nugent’s Spirit Campfire” Internet show the musician said that he’s “never been so scared” in his life, talking about the effects of the disease.
After contracting Covid-19 Ted Nugent says he’s “never been so scared”:
“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.”
On april 7 the musician said in his Facebook that the pandemic was a Scam, saying:
“I ain’t scared of nothing. This year’s tour is cancelled again. Dirty lying scam. Smoking mirrors. COVID-19 freaks. I guess I would ask you, because I’m addicted to truth, logic and common sense and my common sense meter would demand the answer to. So why weren’t we shut down for COVID one through 18? COVID 1-18 didn’t shut anything down, but whoa, COVID-19, even though it’s 99.8% survivable. Why didn’t we shut down for the AIDS epidemic or the flu or influenza every year? They’ve claimed 500,000 people have died from COVID-19. BS!” Ted Nugent said.