Dolly Parton: Country Music Legend Goes ‘Vaccine’ From ‘Jolene’

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

A legend in Country Music, Dolly Parton, just received her first COVID-19 vaccine shot. On Tuesday, she made a joke about the shot on her social media post. It happened at Vanderbilt University, at their Medical Center. About a year ago, the ‘I Will Always Love You’ hitmaker had donated about a million dollars to this center in order to carry out the foundation of the vaccine. The cash given by her was made use of in three different pieces of research. One of them was to get the now used ‘Moderna Vaccine.’ 

Dolly Parton recorded and posted her receiving the shot on social media. The shot was administered under Dr. Abumrad, a friend of the singer. The chart-topper had met him back in 2013 when she was in a car accident. It was with him she had a conversation about the virus and the research. Hence, her donation only adds up to her history when it comes to philanthropy. She also mentioned that she was in line to receive the vaccine shots since back in December. 

Dolly Parton’s New Rendition Of Jolene

Dolly Parton took the shot, recording it. And then she urged her followers to go ahead and get the vaccine if they were “eligible.” She then, like her usual self, broke into her own country-chart topping hit, ‘Jolene.’ But instead of the signature lyrics, she replaced the word ‘Jolene’ with ‘Vaccine.’ In the next line, instead of ‘take my man’ she sang ‘hesitate.’ 

After mentioning how long she had been in line for the shot, she agreed that she was both “smart” and “old” enough to receive the vaccine. 

Following the shot of the vaccine, she said that it stung slightly but didn’t hurt at all.