Podcast host Joe Rogan is backpedaling after suggesting that young people who are healthy do not need to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Rogan's comments, made on his podcast last week, have drawn swift backlash from critics, including multiple Biden officials.
"Did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren't looking?" asked White House communications director Kate Bedingfield.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, said that Rogan is "talking about yourself in a vacuum"
Rogan conceded that "there's some legitimate science behind this" as he acknowledged the White House's response to his comments.
"I'm not an anti-vax person," Rogan said. "I said I believe they're safe and I encourage many people to take them. My parents were vaccinated. I just said that if you're a young, healthy person that you don't need it
"I'm not a doctor, I'm a f***-ing moron. I'm not a respected source of information, even for me ... But I at least try to be honest about what I'm saying."