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Bob Saget Recently Had COVID-19

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Bob Saget was telling jokes about COVID-19 variants and disclosing his own diagnosis on a podcast just days before he passed away.

He joked of the Omicron variant by saying, “It’s very popular, it’s doing very well. It is not good, it does not feel good. I don’t know if I had Delta or I might have had a combo. Maybe at one point they [Delta and Omicron] were working together.”

Saget didn’t specify when he battled COVID. He then compared the virus variants to comedians. He said, “At one point Omicron was opening for Delta but Omicron got so big that Delta’s opening now.”

Saget also spoke about the experience of performing stand-up for audiences during the pandemic. He said, “If it’s half-full, I go, ‘Oh, that’s disappointing,’ then all of a sudden 200 people show up because they decide at the last minute, ‘What the hell, when are we going to see Bob? He might die from COVID, let’s go see him.’” 

The podcast was recorded just days before Saget was found dead in his hotel room.

Source: Page Six.

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