Joe Rogan cancels sold-out Vancouver show because he has not been vaccinated – BC News

Rogan cancels the show

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American comedian Joe Rogan has announced that he is canceling his sold-out Vancouver show due to the province’s mandate for vaccine passports.

Best known for hosting his self-titled, controversial podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, the 54-year-old entertainer has stated that he does not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as he has previously contracted the virus.

“I have antibodies, it makes no sense,” he said in a podcast on Christmas Eve, noting that he did not think he could even enter Canada without being vaccinated.

But health officials across the globe stress that people who have previously received COVID-19 may be re-infected, especially by the Omicron variant. As such, those who have tested positive for the virus still need to be vaccinated.

In a Facebook post, Rogan states that his 4-20 Vancouver show has been moved to Saturday, October 24, 2022, and that “previously purchased tickets will be honored.”

On the event page, Ticketmaster states that the event organizer “had to cancel” the event, but did not state a reason for the cancellation. Ticket holders do not have to do anything to receive a refund as it will be processed to their original form of payment. This process can take some time as funds must first be received from the event organizer; this process is “usually completed within 30 days.”

Ticketmaster notes that the event organizer also offers a credit option that will be available in the event details section of the ticket holder’s account.

The BC Vaccine Card Program was recently expanded to cover events of all sizes, regardless of the number of participants. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told reporters in a press briefing that the order “no longer starts with events involving 50 or more people, which has been the case for the past few months.”

Seated events have also seen their capacity reduced to 50 percent regardless of their size.

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