Steve Martin jokes that he's having 'no fide resects' after having COVID-19 vaccine

Ben Arnold
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23:  Steve Martin poses as he visits "Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!" on Broadway at The Circle in The Square Theatre on April 23, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)
Steve Martin has received a COVID-19 vaccine. (Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

Steve Martin has joked that he's having “no fide resects” after having been given a COVID-19 vaccine.

The comedy icon tweeted to inform followers that he'd had the jab, but added that the bad news was that he got it because he's 75.

“Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha!” he wrote.

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“The operation in NYC was smooth as silk (sorry about the cliché @BCDreyer!) and hosted to perfection by the US Army and National Guard. Thank you all, and thank you science.”

The star of The Jerk and Planes, Trains and Automobiles confirmed that he stood in line to receive his vaccination at New York’s Javits Center, a convention venue that has been turned into a “mega-site” for vaccinations.

Martin joins a wealth of celebrities who have received their vaccines, including Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, Willie Nelson, Martha Stewart, Dame Joan Collins and US president-elect Joe Biden.

However, Martin may have received his injection just in time.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed on Friday that the city will run out of vaccinations later this week.

“At this rate, there will not be any doses available in New York,” he told WNYC.

“If we don’t get a serious supply, we’re going to have to freeze the appointment system. That would be insane, after all the progress we’ve made.”

Watch: Vaccinations to be offered to over-70s this week