Profile in selfishness: Ted Nugent performed a live concert despite suffering ‘flu symptoms’ just days before COVID-19 diagnosis
Controversial legacy rocker Ted Nugent made waves yet again after revealing that he had been experiencing flu-like symptoms while performing inside a busy Florida supermarket, only to test positive for COVID-19 days later.
Guest post by Ian Courtney of Celebrity Access
NAPLES, FL (CelebrityAccess) — Just days before he was diagnosed with COVID-19, outspoken legacy rocker Ted Nugent performed live inside of a busy Florida supermarket.
The April 12th performance at Oakes Seed to Table in Naples featured Nugent and his wife Shemane discussing his political views along with an occasional song in front of an audience that largely appeared to be maskless, according to the Naples Daily News.
Five days later, on April 19th, Nugent posted a video on Facebook where he revealed that he was infected with COVID-19 and in the same video said he had been feeling ill for 10 days.
“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days and I thought I was dying,” Nugent said in a video posted to his social media on April 19th. “I was tested positive today. 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. But I did. I crawled.”
Nugent owns a home in Naples and is a friend of the supermarket’s owner, Alfie Oakes, who like Nugent, is an outspoken critic of the government’s response to the pandemic, the Naples Daily News reported.
Nugent has been a vocal critic of the public health response to the pandemic, painting it, sometimes conspiratorially, as government overreach. He’s also advised people to avoid the vaccine because “nobody knows what’s in it” even though the ingredient lists are public information.