American Radio Host Phil Valentine Dies of COVID-19 After He Refused to Get Vaccinated

American Radio Host Phil Valentine Dies of COVID-19 After He Refused to Get Vaccinated

  • Radio host Phil Valentine has died of COVID-19 weeks after making fun of the ongoing vaccination
  • He had revealed while in the hospital that he hoped to disapprove individuals who did not believe in his position by getting well and going back on the airwaves
  • The America radio presenter never made it out of the hospital bed as the disease attacked his vital organs

Phil Valentine, a conservative radio presenter from Tennessee was among the hundreds of individuals who are sceptical about the COVID-19 vaccine, even as the unforgiving Delta variant sweeps across the world.

His hardline stand seemingly came back to bite him as he lost his life to the virus after battling for his life for weeks at a Nashville hospital.

Phil Valentine was a presenter on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN radio based in Tennessee.
Phil Valentine remained adamant even while at the hospital that he would beat the virus and get well. Photo credits: Shelley Mays.
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Phil Valentine is dead

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His demise was made public on the afternoon of Saturday, August 21, by SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, the channel he worked for.

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“We are saddened to report that our host and friend Phil Valentine has passed away,” read the tweet by SuperTalk 99.7 WTN.

Promising to have a candid discussion on Phil's life and legacy on air, the station requested the public to keep his grieving family in thoughts and prayers.

Tested Positive

The Guardian records that before the presenter was diagnosed with the virus, his comments on the pandemic were against the ongoing immunization, which included performing a song called Vaxman.

The song was an adaptation of Taxman, a track done by George Harrison’s Beatles which criticized government taxation.

"I don’t care if you agree, ‘Cause I’m the Vaxman, yeah I’m the Vaxman. If you don’t like me coming round, be thankful I don’t hold you down,” he sang.

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On July 12, Phil confirmed on Facebook that he had tested positive but was still bullish about his recovery.

He added that he would fill everyone in on the experience when he got back on the air, something that was never to be.

"I have COVID. Unfortunately for the haters out there, it looks like I'm going to make it. Interesting experience," he noted.

Changed Tunes

Phil announced he had tested positive in July and said that the fatigue, chest congestion and coughing hurt so deep.

He changed tune and advised his fans and listeners to get vaccinated, although he still said he believed in the existence of other effective alternatives to immunisation, according to CBS News.

“Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an ‘anti-vaxxer’ he regrets not being more vehemently pro-vaccine," his family said after his hospitalization.

They also requested the public to pray for his recovery.

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Life is sweet

Nigerian artiste Teni took to social media to advise Nigerians on the need to wear nose masks and wash their hands regularly.

In a video she posted on Instagram page, the award-winning entertainer said she will get COVID-19 vaccine soon because she can't continue to risk her life.

According to the singer, life is sweet and she doesn't want to die and leave all the enjoyment behind.


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