Conservative talk show host Phil Valentine dies after COVID-19 battle
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — Conservative radio speak present host Phil Valentine has died after weeks in a Nashville space hospital battling COVID-19, in keeping with his brother and SuperTalk 99.7 WTN.
His household revealed on July 22 that Valentine was hospitalized “in very critical situation” and was affected by “covid pneumonia,” together with different negative effects of the virus. Valentine was initially from Nash County in North Carolina.
Days later, kinfolk mentioned Valentine was positioned on a ventilator. Valentine, who hosted The Phil Valentine Present on Nashville’s SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, confirmed July 11 on his Fb web page that he had examined optimistic for COVID. He spoke about his battle with the virus on his radio present.
“I believe I’m on the opposite aspect of it,” Valentine mentioned of the virus, as he described coughing, congestion, and fatigue that “hurts like crap.”
He added, “I’m definitely shifting ahead, it seems, however not in a straight line… It’s simply a kind of issues. I don’t need it to linger on.”
Valentine had beforehand expressed his disagreement with masks mandates, stating that hospitals have been by no means at risk of being overwhelmed by COVID-19 sufferers. He has additionally been vital of the virus vaccines, voicing his considerations over their security.
“Phil would love for his listeners to know that whereas he has by no means been an ‘anti-vaxer’ he regrets not being extra vehemently ‘Professional-Vaccine’ and appears ahead to having the ability to extra vigorously advocate that place as quickly as he’s again on the air, which all of us hope will probably be quickly,” his household wrote of their preliminary assertion following his hospitalization.
That assertion concluded, “PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!”
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