Dolly Parton Remixes ‘Jolene’ While Getting COVID-19 Vaccine She Helped Fund.
Dolly Parton received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that she helped fund on Tuesday (March 2).
The 75-year-old country hitmaker took to Twitter to announce that she got “a dose of her own medicine.” In April, Parton donated $1 million of her own money to the disease’s research at Vanderbilt University in honor of her friend and therefore the university’s professor of surgery Dr. Naji Abumrad, which helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
“I even changed one among my songs to suit the occasion. It goes, ‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine! I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine! ‘Cause once you’re dead, that’s a touch too late,'” she sang, updating the lyrics to the tune of her 1974 classic “Jolene.” “I just wanted to encourage everybody ’cause the earlier we get to feeling better, the earlier we are getting to revisit to being normal. So I just want to mention to all or any of you cowards out there, do not be such a chicken squat! Get out there and obtain your shot.”