“I’m Going to Miss Him Very Much” – Heartbroken Joe Rogan Mourns Close Friend’s Loss to Debilitating Disease

Published 01/19/2023, 12:15 PM EST
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Joe Rogan is a man of many talents. The UFC commentator is a BJJ and Taekwondo blackbelt. Along with it, he has been a commentator and podcaster for years. Before his struggle, the UFC commentator is a seasoned comedian. He has friends all throughout the industry. Moreover, he even invites many of those to his famous podcast.

Recently, one of his close friends and inspiration Michael Lehrer passed away. Rogan shared a heartfelt message for his late friend.

Joe Rogan paid tribute to the late comedian Michael Lehrer

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The UFC commentator has paid tribute to the late Michael Lehrer via Instagram. Being a fellow comedian, Rogan knew the struggles that a comedian faces throughout his journey. Moreover, Lehrer was facing Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease or ALS. Unfortunately, the late comedian succumbed to the disease at the age of 44.

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Rogan shared a post on Instagram along with a beautiful caption. Rogan wrote, “The courage this man had to do stand up while battling a debilitating disease was insanely impressive, and though he struggled to get words out the man would KILL onstage. He was a real legend, and I’m going to miss him very much.”

The caption further read, “Repost: @killtonyshow We knew it was coming yet there are still no words for it. What a human. He truly lived to make you all laugh. Rest easy our dear @michael_lehrer_als.”

 

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Michael Lehrer was an inspiration for many as the comedian performed even with the disease that was killing him. Rogan has truly recognized the legend.

Rogan suffers from Vitiligo

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In JRE #1424, the UFC commentator revealed that he has vitiligo. The UFC commentator said, “I have vitiligo which is an autoimmune disease. It causes you to have these patches where you don’t have pigment. And this month, I have the best results I [have] ever had with vitiligo.”

Furthermore, he explained what he is doing for treatment. He continued, “It comes and goes depending upon how well I’m taking care of myself, my treatments, and stuff like that. But this month, I’ve got all these spots fill in like a pretty rapid rate.”

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We share our condolences for Michael Lehrer’s friends and family. Rest in Peace Lehrer.

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Faizan Mirza

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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana

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