Stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias has revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
He shared the news via social media explaining why he had to cancel his next show in San Antonio, Texas.
Iglesias, who turned 45 on Thursday, said he had chills, aches and loss of taste and smell, but the symptoms were not “debilitating.”
Sick: Standing comic Gabriel Iglesias said on Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated and experiencing chills, body aches and loss of taste and smell
“I was vaccinated and I give him credit for getting me through this as quickly as he did,” he added.
Posting a video post on his Instagram titled “Announcement I Didn’t Want to Make on My Birthday,” Iglesias was philosophical about the situation.
“Not like I wanted to spend my birthday, but at least I’m alive and I have cake… I can’t taste it or smell it, but I have it,” he said.
The comedian, known as “Fluffy”, must now be quarantined for 14 days.
Disappointment: Iglesias, known as “Fluffy,” shared the news via a video social media post on his 45th birthday
Still laughing: “Not like I wanted to spend my birthday but at least I’m alive and I have cake… I can’t taste it or smell it, but I have it,” he joked.
Stay at home: The comedian, who has toured 72 shows, must now self-quarantine for 14 days and had to cancel his last gig in Austin, Texas (pictured on stage in 2019)
As COVID-19 cases start to rise again in California, rapper Wiz Khalifa has also revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Wiz, 33, tweeted Wednesday: “Okay, my relatives… sooo… ..your boy has had covid. No symptoms. Stay away from me for a little while.
He added, “While I’m in the house, I’m going to give you new content, plan raves and prepare this new project (sic). “
Caught: As COVID-19 cases start to rise again in California, rapper Wiz Khalifa revealed he tested positive for coronavirus but was asymptomatic (pictured in June)
Shared: Wiz, 33, broke the news on Twitter on Wednesday evening. He did not say whether or not he had been vaccinated against COVID-19
The artist did not say whether or not he had been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Just a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared the state open again after the 2020 Stay At Home order, infections are on the rise again, driven by the more transmissible Delta variant.
On Thursday, Los Angeles County announced that wearing a face mask in indoor public facilities, including stores, grocery stores, restaurants and workplaces, will again be mandatory regardless of vaccination status.
The order goes into effect at midnight on Saturday, made necessary, according to the county public health department, by the steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of hospitalizations.
The county reported 1,537 new cases of infection on Thursday – the highest number since early March and the seventh consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000.
Increase in infections: On Thursday, Los Angeles County announced that wearing a face mask in indoor public facilities will again be mandatory regardless of immunization status due to the increase in cases and hospitalizations caused by the Delta variant of COVID-19
The vast majority of people who test positive for Covid-19, some of whom must be hospitalized, have not been vaccinated.
Although the development of COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated is rare, it is possible and “expected,” according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Breakthrough infections, as they are called, are usually asymptomatic, and fully vaccinated people are much better protected against serious illnesses due to COVID-19 that could lead to hospitalization or death.
Earlier this week, the old E! News personality Catt Sadler posted on Instagram saying she was sick despite having been fully vaccinated.
The 46-year-old woman, who lives in Los Angeles, posted a selfie from her sickbed on Tuesday and explained that she had contracted the coronavirus while “caring for a person who contracted COVID” and who has not been vaccinated.
“I am telling you this so that you understand that the pandemic is really NOT over. Delta is relentless and very contagious and caught me even after I was vaccinated, ”she wrote on Instagram.
No kidding: the old E! personality Catt Sadler revealed on Tuesday she was sick with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated as she posted a selfie from her sickbed on Instagram
Sadler, who did not share when she received the COVID vaccines, admitted she “assumed she would be fine” because she was fully vaccinated herself, insisting she was also wearing a face mask during the time she was in contact with the person she was caring for.
‘Well I’m not [fine]’, she shared. “I am one of the many revolutionary cases that we see more and more every day. They said ‘you shouldn’t have severe symptoms at least’ – well mine aren’t mild. ‘
Sadler then detailed the symptoms she experienced, revealing that her illness was so severe that she couldn’t get out of bed.
“Two days of fever now. The throbbing head. Extreme size. Even a little weird pus coming out of my eye. Severe fatigue; no energy to even get out of bed, ”she wrote.
The entertainment reporter then urged her subscribers to continue taking precautions against COVID-19,
‘Moment of all responders on the bridge’: On Thursday, LA County reported 1,537 new cases of infection – the highest number since early March, and the seventh consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000