Ted Nugent Has Denied Ever Claiming COVID-19 To Be A Hoax

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Ted Nugent has denied ever saying COVID-19 was a hoax, months after claiming the virus was “not a real pandemic”. The conservative rocker, and staunch Donald Trump supporter, took aim at the various media reports one day after announcing his infection.

After testing positive on Monday, Nugent then shared another live video on his social media page. The rocker called out mainstream media for allegedly misrepresenting previous comments he made about the virus.

“The lies I’ve seen that I’ve been doing these public appearances knowing I had the COVID-19. False,” said Nugent. “Saying that I claimed COVID-19 was a hoax. False. I’ve always said… We have actually footage of me saying, if not hundreds, thousands of times… Of course there’s a Chinese virus. Hello? Who thinks that I claimed there’s no Chinese… There’s a Chinese virus. They call it COVID-19. I’m well aware of that.”

Nugent also addressed the fact that he previously lambasted lockdowns in his videos, publicly wondering “why weren’t we shut down for COVID 1 through 18”. Ted made that suggestion, although the number 19 actually refers to the year in which the disease was discovered.

“You know, comfortably numb is actually uncomfortably dumb, because when I said, ‘What about COVID-1 through 18?’, they missed the whole point,” Nugent insisted in his Facebook Live stream. “I know there was not a COVID-1 through 18, but there were past COVIDs prior to COVID-19 that nobody ever shut down any mom-and-pop businesses, never encouraged the economic destruction of the entrepreneur engine that drives America.

“So, I was merely commenting that prior to COVID-19, nobody ever shut down anything — not for Ebola [virus], not for the Spanish Flu, not for AIDS, not for the Black Plague. But they’re doing it for COVID-19,” Nugent rants. “So, I was referencing those past epidemics-slash-pandemics as maybe a generalization of COVID-1 through -18.”

Nugent continued to say, “You stupid mother*******. The left is such a great source of comedy. Keep it up. Richard Pryor isn’t around anymore. We can’t rely on him for the ultimate comedy, so we rely on the comfortably numb nuts, uncomfortably dumb nuts.”

Nugent told fans Monday he tested positive for COVID and “can hardly crawl out of bed”, due to aches and pains. In a video posted to Facebook, the rocker said had had “flu symptoms for the last 10 days” and “thought I was dying”. However, despite never feeling so sick in his entire life, the rocker said he still unwilling to take the vaccine because “nobody knows what’s in it”.