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COVID scare forces cancellation of Joe Rogan podcast episodes, including Kanye West interview

Popular podcaster—and new Austin resident—Joe Rogan canceled all podcast episodes for this week just days after the controversial music artist Kanye West teased that he would be on the show.


The cancellation of this week's podcast episodes comes after Rogan's producer Jamie Vernon tested positive for COVID-19. On Instagram, Rogan said he and the rest of his team had tested negative. Rogan also said he had not seen Vernon in nine days, and his staff would be tested every day to make sure they did not contract the virus.

While Rogan did not mention the guests of the upcoming episodes that were canceled, West tweeted screenshots of a FaceTime call with Rogan, which referred to West being a guest on the podcast this Friday.

West has not publicly responded to the cancellation.

The rapper icon first mentioned he wanted to be on the podcast on Twitter Oct. 12. This would mean West would fly from his Calabasas home to Rogan's new Austin podcast studio, as many guests on the podcast have done already.

West made news in July for launching his candidacy for U.S. president. While his name will not appear on most ballots, he is still encouraging fans to write his name in.

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