Steve Martin told his fans on Sunday that he had some good and bad news to share with them.
The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter to say that he had received the COVID-19 vaccine, writing, "Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!”
“The operation in NYC was smooth as silk (sorry about the cliché @BCDreyer!) and hosted to perfection by the US Army and National Guard,” he continued. “Thank you all, and thank you science.”
A fan wrote back to Martin after he announced the news, asking, “How did you get the shot, where did you sign up. We cannot find a place for my 83 year old mother in law who lives in NYC.”
“I signed up ON line through an NYC dot gov website (sorry I don’t have the exact site), and waited IN line at the Javits Center,” he answered.
The actor shared one last tweet, replying to a now-deleted tweet from a fan with his iconic humor, “Right now, I’m having no fide resects.”
Early last week, Martha Stewart got the vaccine as well, sharing a video on Monday evening of her getting the shot in her arm.
“I was vaccinated today in a designated vaccine pod near the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Downtown I am so proud of and grateful to thedoctors, nurses and medical staff who are wading through the red tape and confusion of the distribution of these very important vaccines,” she wrote in the caption. ”I am excited to have received my dosage and look forward to the booster. The doctors told me 10,000 applications were received by Mount Sinai right after the state released this batch of vaccines.”
The 79-year-old celebrity lifestyle guru continued, adding, “Here’s to the advancement of science and a heartfelt thanks to those working on the vaccines. We are all hoping for an end to this pandemic.”
Stewart proactively addressed concerns of how she had gotten the vaccine, explaining that she is in the approved age group and waited in line with everyone else.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip also received their COVID-19 vaccinations this month, as confirmed by a royal source from Buckingham Palace.
“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have today received COVID-19 vaccinations,” a statement from the palace read. "A source confirms, these have been administered by a Household Doctor at Windsor Castle."
The statement continued to add that the news was made public to set the record straight, reading, "To prevent inaccuracies and further speculation, Her Majesty decided that she would let it be known she has had the vaccination."