American country singer, Dolly Parton, has received the COVID-19 vaccine after she sang an adapted version of her 1973 hit song, “Jolene.”

American country singer, Dolly Parton, has received the COVID-19 vaccine after she sang an adapted version of her 1973 hit song, “Jolene.”

The 75-year-old singer performed the adaptation before she acquired the shot at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday.

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate cause once you’re dead, that’s a bit too late,” she sang in a video before she was hit with the Moderna-developed vaccine.


Dolly Parton also urged her fans to take the shot.

She said: “I know I’m trying to be funny right now. But I’m dead serious about the vaccine.

“We all want to get back to normal, whatever that is. I just want to encourage everyone because the sooner we get to feeling better, the sooner we all get back to being normal.

“I just want to say to you cowards out there, don’t be such a chicken squad. Get out there and get a shot. That’s my message to you.”

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