Phil Valentine, radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism, dies of COVID

 Phil Valentine
Posted at 9:32 PM, Aug 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-22 09:38:41-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Phil Valentine, a conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19, has died.

Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WTN confirmed Valentine’s death in a tweet Saturday.

Valentine had been a skeptic of coronavirus vaccines.

In fact, he even recorded a parody song - Vaxman - mocking the vaccine, WTVF reported.

But after he tested positive for COVID-19, and prior to his hospitalization, he told his listeners to consider getting the vaccine if they had a chance of dying from it.

He says he chose not to get vaccinated because he thought he probably wouldn’t die.

Valentine was 61 years old.

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