Chris Rock reveals he has COVID-19
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Chris Rock has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 56-year-old star has taken to Twitter to confirm he's been diagnosed with the illness, and has also urged his social media followers to get vaccinated against the virus.

Chris - who actually received the vaccine earlier this year - wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated. (sic)"

Chris previously revealed on a late-night chat show that he'd been vaccinated against the virus.

The actor - who has more than five million Twitter followers - quipped on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon': "I'm two-shots Rock, that's what they call me."

Chris subsequently pointed out that he'd actually received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one shot.

The stand-up star jokingly added: "That's the food stamps of vaccines."

In January, Chris admitted he couldn't wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The comedian also discussed the doubts that surrounded the vaccine at the time - especially within the black community in the US.

Speaking to Gayle King and defending the COVID-19 vaccine, Chris explained: "I'm gonna put it this way ... do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes.

"Do I know what's in Tylenol? I don't know what's in Tylenol, Gayle. I just know my headache's gone. Do I know what's in a Big Mac, Gayle? No. I just know it's delicious."

During their interview, Gayle observed that Chris - who is one of the world's best-known stand-up stars - was taking the pandemic "very seriously".

The veteran TV host noted that they were conducting the interview outside his home and they were like "human popsicles" in the winter weather.

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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