Five days after announcing his bid for US Presidency, Kanye West reveals he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in February


American rapper Kanye West revealed he was diagnosed with the novel Coronavirus back in February. Recalling the time he contracted the virus, he said he used to shake on his bed and that it was bad. The revelation comes five days after he announced a bid for the presidency of the United States.

Describing his experience with the illness, he told a leading magazine, “Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it.” He added, “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!”

He called the idea of controlling the spread of COVID-19 with a vaccine, “the mark of the beast.” He said, “It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralysed. So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”

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He claimed that his illness had nothing to do with his decision to run for president. “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time,” West said. “You know I was out there, ended up in the hospital, people were calling me crazy. I’m not crazy.” 

Announcing his presidential bid, the rapper had written on Twitter on July 5, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States.”

(Source: Forbes)