Right-wing radio host Phil Valentine, of Nashville, Tennessee, has been hospitalized from the novel coronavirus and is reportedly in a “very serious condition” and is now regretting “not being not being “vehemently pro-vaccine,” his family said, according to local station WKRN-TV.
Valentine’s family said he is being treated for “Covid pneumonia” in the critical care unit of a Nashville hospital.
On July 11th, Valentine revealed he had tested positive.
“Yes, the rumors are true. I have COVID. Unfortunately for the haters out there, it looks like I’m going to make it. Interesting experience,” he wrote on Facebook as if it were over. “I’ll have to fill you in when I come back on the air. I’m hoping that will be tomorrow, but I may take a day off just as a precaution.”
The station noted Valentine had “been critical of the vaccine, voicing his concerns over safety.”
His family now says he regrets his misinformation.
“Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an ‘anti-vaxer’ he regrets not being more vehemently ‘Pro-Vaccine’ and looks forward to being able to more vigorously advocate that position as soon as he is back on the air, which we all hope will be soon,” his family wrote.
“Please continue to pray for his recovery and PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!” his family added.