Raw Story: The family of right-wing radio host Phil Valentine reports he has been hospitalized from the novel coronavirus and is in a “very serious condition,” WKRN-TV reports.
UPDATE: Tennessee Conservative radio host Phil Valentine is now reportedly “fighting for his life” in a WILLIAMSON COUNTY hospital with COVID-19— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 22, 2021
Just last week he was mocking the vaccine and putting out a parody song making fun of it. 😷 (h/t @natalie_allison) pic.twitter.com/88os0bdnLE
He is being treated for “Covid pneumonia” in the critical care unit of a Nashville hospital, his family explained.
Here’s “Vaxman”, the song parody of the Beatles “Taxman” conservative radio host Phil Valentine made mocking the vaccine just a few days ago.— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 21, 2021
He is now reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19. 😷 pic.twitter.com/3b5rzVdzqb
On July 11th, Valentine revealed he had tested positive.
“Yes, the rumors are true. I have COVID. Unfortunately for the haters out there, it looks like I’m going to make it. Interesting experience,” he wrote on Facebook as if it were over. “I’ll have to fill you in when I come back on the air. I’m hoping that will be tomorrow, but I may take a day off just as a precaution.”
#BREAKING: Conservative talk-radio show host @ValentineShow Phil Valentine remains hospitalized with COVID-19 at Williamson Medical Center, just outside of Nashville.https://t.co/jBCCVO9teW pic.twitter.com/TByM4FroJI— Scoop: Nashville (@scoopnash) July 20, 2021
The network noted Valentine had “been critical of the vaccine, voicing his concerns over safety.”
His family now says he regrets his misinformation.
“Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an ‘anti-vaxer’ he regrets not being more vehemently ‘Pro-Vaccine’ and looks forward to being able to more vigorously advocate that position as soon as he is back on the air, which we all hope will be soon,” his family wrote.
The SuperTalk 99.7 WTN's family said he was in a "very serious condition" and planned to "vigorously advocate" for COVID vaccines if he recovered. https://t.co/69StKo1xnX— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 23, 2021
“Please continue to pray for his recovery and PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!” his family added.
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