LOUDWIRE – Country singer Aaron Lewis recently revealed he had COVID-19. And he claimed he cured the infection using the unproven treatment of anti-parasitic medication ivermectin.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ivermectin is not authorized or approved for use in preventing or treating COVID-19.
A frequent treatment for parasites in horses, its approved human use is treating infections caused by parasitic conditions such as skin lice.
Taking large doses of ivermectin is dangerous, and poisonings with the drug have risen since its unproven COVID benefits became a point of misinformation amid the pandemic, per Bloomberg.
But that didn’t stop Lewis from touting his use of the medication among a cocktail of other therapies, including standard antibiotics, during his solo performance last Saturday (Nov. 20) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.V.
“Lewis frequently leans into a right-wing social stance, last month blaming Democrats for “every f—Ing scar” on the country, in September leading a concert crowd in a ‘F— Joe Biden’ chant.”
Lewis told the audience:
“So I just had COVID. And it was in my body for a week. It took a week for me to go from testing positive to testing negative.
“And at the risk of being called a conspiracy theorist, I took ivermectin and a Z-Pak — two things readily available …” READ MORE.