Los Angeles: Days before his unexpected death on Sunday night, comedian-actor Bob Saget discussed how he battled COVID-19.
According to E! News, less than a week before his death, Bob Saget opened up about testing positive for COVID-19 on the podcast. Saget spoke on the January 5 episode of the iHeartRadio podcast A Corporate Time with Tom and Dan, on which he discussed his battle with COVID-19.
According to E! news, he shared that he had tested positive earlier, but did not specify when. “It’s not cool. It doesn’t feel good. I had. I don’t know if I had Delta or I could have had a combo. They must have been working together,” he said.
“I think at one time O’Micron was opening to Delta, but O’Micron got much bigger, Delta is now opening to O’Micron,” Saget joked.
This was not the first time the comedian has discussed the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December, he made a comment about getting a booster shot recently. “Be careful out there. Do whatever you have to do to be safe. I try not to preach what you know [it], I got my booster shot, I’m 65, so I got it yesterday – the day before – and I was in pain.”
He also joked, “I keep telling people I got this in my ass, but I had it right under my balls because I wanted them to be bigger.”
I! News reported that Saget shared a photo of a COVID-19 test on December 22, which included the results of a handwritten tic-tac-toe game. He quipped, “I don’t know what that means. Has anyone else gotten test results like this?”
It is not clear when he got the disease, although it seems that he was not battling it at the time of his death as he did a comedy show in Florida the day before. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Saget was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death has not been confirmed, but officials say there was no sign of drug use or foul play.
In addition to ‘Full House’, Saget was also known for his film work, making his feature directorial debut with the 1998 Norm Macdonald film ‘Dirty Work’. He later directed 2007’s Fares of the Penguin, a parody of the hit documentary March of the Penguins.
His other notable TV work included voicing adult Ted Mosby on the long-running “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS.
First Published:January 12, 2022, 3:34 am