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.
We are saddened to report that our host and friend Phil Valentine has passed away. Please keep the Valentine family in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/vhXpE7x0oX— SuperTalk 99.7 WTN (@997wtn) August 21, 2021
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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