Dolly Parton Sings The Benefits Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccination
Dolly Parton wants people to get vaccinated. To that end, she reimagined one of her greatest hits. Parton sang an adaptation of "Jolene" in a social media post before getting the Moderna shot.
Grammy-winning singer, actor and humanitarian Dolly Parton rewrote the lyrics to her hit “Jolene" as “Vaccine, vaccine,” as she got her COVID-19 shot and encouraged others to do the same.
Parton posted a video on Tuesday of her singing just before getting her Moderna shot:
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate.
"Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
The 75-year-old put on a typical show in the video, laughing and cracking jokes and making sure her hair was looking good.
"I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don't be such a chicken squat, get out there and get your shot," she said in the video.
Parton wore a purple shirt with shoulder cutouts just for the occasion and then smiled at the camera, proclaiming, "I did it!"
Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research.
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