Renate Engelbrecht
Content producer
2 minute read
19 Aug 2021
1:24 pm

Steve Hofmeyr says Covid protocols a scam, but he’ll get the vaccine

Renate Engelbrecht

Singer Steve Hofmeyr in bed with Covid-19 days after testing positive for the virus.

Steve Hofmeyr. Image: YouTube

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr, 56, has tested positive for Covid-19. He took to Facebook on Friday evening, saying: “Sorry, everyone. I wanted to test and test until it was negative, but I am positive.”

Earlier on Friday, Hofmeyr posted that he was not feeling well and that he was isolating as if he had the virus while overdosing on bronchitis medication.

“This morning I feel fantastic, but I don’t trust the peace yet. My previous tests said yes and no when I didn’t have it. Will test again now. I think I am more disappointed about the cancelled shows than you are,” he wrote.

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After testing positive, he said that he was on every medicine possible, but that it looked like it might be a cause for mercy.

“Most people rub ivermectin on their arms and are better within three days. Doesn’t look like I’ll be that lucky,” the post reads. “Within 48 hours I was down, poor oxygen counts, cold fever, high temperatures, kidney pain, dizziness, coughing.”

The singer said his wife – who is also sick – was looking after him at all hours and that their daughter kept bringing him pills rolled out of clay.

Hofmeyr posted on Facebook earlier in August, referring to group A and group B debating the Covid-19 vaccine, and admitted to believing that there’s a plot.

“Not to kill us. Just to make a lot of money and it can give a reckless propaganda a lot of oxygen.”

He has since taken to Twitter, stating that he believes that the Coronavirus exists, but that he also believes that the protocols are a scam. He also said that he takes other medicine in addition to Ivermectin and that once he is “good and ready,” he will take the jab.

Hofmeyr – who has been hit by financial loss due to Covid-19 and now also the virus itself – said he was probably more disappointed about the cancelled shows than his fans.

This article was originally published on 16 August 2021 and has been updated.