Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan said that his sold out show in Vancouver, Canada, was canceled because he didn’t know if he could even travel to the country without being vaccinated.
The show was scheduled for April 20, but Rogan said on the Dec. 24 show of his podcast that it was going to be canceled.
“I should probably say this because I haven’t yet. My 4/20 show that’s sold out in Vancouver — I don’t think that’s happening,” Rogan said to guest Tim Dillon.
“I don’t think I can even get into the country,” he added. “I’m not vaccinated. I’m not gonna get vaccinated. I have antibodies, it doesn’t make any sense.”
Canada has significantly tightened travel restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic. Rogan lives in Texas.
Ticketmaster confirmed on its website that the show was being canceled and ticket-holders would be refunded. A Facebook post from Rogan said the show would be rescheduled for Oct. 24.
Rogan has been targeted often by liberals seeking to shut him down over politically incorrect statements he’s made about the transgender political agenda, treatments for the coronavirus pandemic, and other controversial subjects. Although he’s been praised by many on the right, he said that he would vote for Independent presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in 2020.
Rogan made the largest deal in podcast history when he sold exclusive rights to his show to Spotify in May 2020 for $100 million. Soon after the deal, he announced he was moving out of California and heading to Texas.
“When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that’s accelerated radically over the last six, seven, 10 years, I think there’s too many people here,” he said of Los Angeles at the time.
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