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Dr. Drew is clarifying some mystifying comments he made about why he’s “hoping for COVID.”
On Dec. 28, he shared on Twitter that he’d had a fever for three days and was getting tested for the flu and COVID-19. The internist, whose full name is Drew Pinsky, confused fans when he wrote, “Goodtimes. Wishing for Covid since this virus is not fun. Stay well, wear a mask!”
When a Twitter user questioned the statement and called him an “a–hole,” Dr. Drew replied, “Hoping for COVID so I achieve immunity and can go back out to take care of COVID patients without risking getting sick and taking up another hospital bed.”
After officially testing positive, he then posted a nine-minute “Covid update” video on Instagram to answer questions and explain what he really meant.
“I put out on Twitter that I was thankful to get or wishing for a COVID positive test,” he said. “If I did not have COVID, I had acute lymphocytic leukemia, which I did not want to have, because that’s the only thing that would do what was happening to me.”