<p>President Joe Biden sounds different in an address to the public today. </p>

President Joe Biden sounds different in an address to the public today.

AP

President Joe Biden sounded totally different during a press conference, prompting people online to react with both humor and concern.

While addressing the public this morning, Biden spoke in a noticeably lower register.

During the press conference, reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden if he was okay, citing that his voice sounded “a little different.” Biden replied that while he’s taken a Covid test every day and has been tested for all the strains, he contracted a cold from his one-year-old grandson. “

“I’m OK. I have a test every day to see, a Covid test, they check me for all the strains,” Biden said when asked about his new voice. “What I have is a one-and-a-half year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop.”

The reactions poured in immediately.

One user said Biden sounded “alarmingly” hoarse. Another said Biden sounded “very off.” This caused people to speculate whether or not the president had contracted Covid in replies to the tweets.

The amount of “bass” in Biden’s voice led someone to say he sounded like Barry White:

Sign up to our new free Indy100 weekly newsletter

Comparisons were made to Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who famously spoke in a bizarrely lower register:

One user asked if the 79-year-old was going through puberty:

Business Insider reporter Bryan Metzger wrote that he ‘liked’ Biden’s new voice:

Concern for Biden’s health has risen amid reports of the new and potentially more dangerous omicron variant of Covid-19 reached North America this week.

Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)