Cancer-stricken Joe Exotic feels he's a sitting duck in prison after an outbreak of the Delta variant spread throughout the facility, and he fears he will die behind bars if he catches it.
The imprisoned Tiger King star claims his medical treatment got completely axed due to a lockdown protocol following the outbreak of the Delta wave at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth in Texas.
The 58-year-old -- who is currently fighting prostate cancer -- says his treatments and medical visits are "not happening," including a reported CAT scan he had scheduled for today.
Joe Exotic recently said that his doctors were worried his cancer had spread to his pelvis and stomach.
Speaking about his fears over catching the Delta variant and dying in prison, the Netflix star told The Sun, "We are like dogs in a shelter waiting for our turn to catch parvo and die."
Explaining the seriousness of the situation, Joe Exotic said, "All medical treatment has been canceled. We now have Delta Covid in here. We are on lockdown.”
He also pointed out that he has no idea when he will again get medical treatment.
According to Joe Exotic, he has been told he will not receive chemotherapy unless he is Stage 3 or 4.
"I finally had an appointment with the outside oncologist and hematologist at 9 AM yesterday (Monday) and at 8.30 AM we went into lockdown," he told The Sun.
"They pulled some positive inmates out of my unit. With this many guards going home, no mask in the community, and coming back - there is no way to avoid this," Joe Exotic claims, adding, "All of this will slow down an already flawed and slow system for getting a court date and a new trial."
The zookeeper was sentenced to 22-years in prison after being found guilty of an attempted murder-for-hire plot against his archenemy, Carole Baskin, and killing five tiger cubs.