• Chris Rock revealed on Twitter that he recently contracted COVID-19
  • The stand-up comedian has a breakthrough case since he is already vaccinated
  • The Hollywood actor encouraged everyone to get vaccinated 

Chris Rock has been diagnosed with COVID-19 despite getting vaccinated earlier this year, and he is now encouraging everyone to also get the shots.

The 56-year-old comedian took to Twitter Sunday to reveal that he recently contracted a breakthrough case of the novel coronavirus, so he is urging everyone to get vaccinated.

“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated,” he wrote.

Many fans quickly expressed their concern since the actor worked on multiple projects prior his diagnosis. But some pointed out that he is actually vaccinated based on the interviews he did on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in May

“I’m two-shots Rock, that's what they call me,” he joked before telling Fallon that he actually got Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine at the time.

“I didn't care. I used my celebrity. I didn't care. I was like, 'Hey, step aside, Betty White.' I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo [DiCaprio] died, Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don't wanna be Leo at the bottom of the ocean!” the funnyman jokingly added.

In January, Rock openly discussed with Gayle King the apprehension that some members of the Black community have about receiving the jabs, as per People.

“I'm gonna put it this way — Do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes. Do I know what's in Tylenol? I don't know what's in Tylenol, Gayle. I just know my headache's gone. Do I know what's in a Big Mac, Gayle? No. I just know it's delicious,” he told the journalist while defending the vaccine at the time.

Prior to Rock, other celebrities such as Hilary Duff and Melissa Joan Hart also publicly disclosed that they contracted the virus even after getting vaccinated, according to Entertainment Tonight.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that getting vaccinated can help keep one from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Although the vaccines do not absolutely prevent infection, they help hamper the development of the more serious case of COVID-19. The public health agency said they are also effective in preventing hospitalization and death.

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Chris Rock hosts the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016, in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images