Ted Nugent, who has long been critical of the coronavirus pandemic, from shutdowns to mask protocols, announced he tested positive for COVID-19.

Nugent made the announcement via Facebook Live saying, “I’ve got an announcement to make. Everybody told me that I should not announce this. I have had flu symptoms for the last ten days. I thought I was dying. Just a clusterf—.”

The Nuge continued, “I was tested positive today. I got the Chinese s—. I’ve got a stuffed up head, body aches. My God, what a pain in the a–. I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days… So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today.”

Nugent testing positive for COVID-19 comes about two weeks after making headlines from another Facebook Live video in which he asked why the previous 18 COVIDs didn't lead to shutdowns in the country. (COVID-19 was partially named after the year when cases of the disease were first reported, which was 2019.)

“You know, 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, why weren’t we shut down for COVID-1 through -18?”  said Nugent in the video. “There was a COVID-1, and there was a COVID-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8, -9, -10, -11, -12, -13, -14, -15, -16, -17, -18. COVID-1 through -18 didn’t shut anything down, but woah, COVID-19 [did], even though it’s 99.8 percent survivable. Why didn’t we shut down for the AIDS epidemic or the flu or the Spanish Flu or the bird flu or the West Nile flu or influenza every year?”

Nugent added, without citing any evidence, “They claim five hundred thousand people have died from COVID-19. Bulls—. I believe that medical examiners in all 50 states have gone, ‘I put down on the death certificate that he died of asphyxiation, but they made me put COVID.’ ‘Well, this guy was stabbed to death, but they made me put down COVID.’ ‘This guy was run over by a tandem gravel truck doing a four-wheel drift and the crows be pecking at your flesh, but they made me put down COVID-19.'”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.