Radio show host Phil Valentine is ‘praying for a miracle’ a month after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
Valentine, 61, remains in ‘grave condition’ as of Monday evening, his family members said in a statement.
The talk show host revealed on July 22 that he was being hospitalized with the virus and was in ‘serious condition’ as he suffered from ‘covid pneumonia’ with other side effects from the virus.
Phil Valentine, who hosts a self-titled show on Nashville’s SuperTalk 99.7, is said to be in ‘grave condition’ i update from family members
Phil, with his wife Susan, remains on a ventilator and battling a-fib – a heart condition that causes an irregular heartbeat and can cause shortness of breath
Valentine, who admitted to fans he contracted the virus in a July 12 Facebook post, has since changed his stance on vaccines and wishes he was more ‘vehemently Pro-Vaccine’
Since contracting the disease, Valentine admits he regrets ‘not being more vehemently Pro-Vaccine.’
As of August 6, the talk show remains on a ventilator and is experiencing a-fib – a heart condition that makes it beat irregularly and can cause shortness of breath – according to colleague Dan Mandis.
Yesterday, Mandis encouraged his fans to continue to ‘continue to pray!!’ for Phil.
Valentine admitted to experiencing coughing, congestion, and fatigue from the virus and said it ‘hurts like crap.’
Colleague Dan Mandis has been updating his fans on Valentine’s condition. In the latest updates, Mandis asked for fans to ‘continue to pray’ and that Phil ‘remains in critical condition’
The talk show host, who has The Phil Valentine Show on Nashville’s SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, previously expressed disagreements about mask mandates and vaccines.
Phil Valentine appeared to be in high spirits July 12 when he told his followers in a Facebook post that he had the coronavirus.
He went back on air two days later according to his Facebook profile, striking a more grateful tone but still promoting ‘alternatives.’
‘Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes,’ he said. ‘The good news is there are some very effective alternatives to the vaccine.’
He ridiculed the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after they recalled its sunscreen after ‘cancer-causing chemicals’ on July 16.
Valentine announced on his Facebook page that he contracted the virus on July 12
Two days later, he went back to hosting his radio show and promoted ‘very effective alternatives to the vaccine’ on Facebook
Four days after admitting to having the virus, Valentine ridiculed the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after the company recalled ‘cancer-causing’ sunscreen
In the original statement, released by his brother Mark Valentine, implored: ‘PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!’
His brother, now a champion for COVID-19 vaccines, is encouraging others to go get their vaccine. Mark got his after his brother’s diagnosis with the disease.
He wrote in an August 15 Facebook post: ‘For those of you who haven’t gotten your vaccine, you need to consider this. Our hospitals are being overrun with Covid patients & most are on ‘diversion’ meaning they aren’t accepting transfers, ambulances or new patients period. So if you get it there may very well be nowhere to go. GET THE VACCINE…go to WalMart and do it right now!’
His brother Mark has since received a COVID-19 vaccine and has since been encouraging people to get it too
Kansas hospitals are now rejecting transfer due COVID-19 cases surging and a Alabama hit a pandemic low of only two ICU beds available.
‘The fact of the matter is a lot of people didn’t get the vaccine because he didn’t,’ His brother later admitted to the New York Times.
More than 300million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the US.
Fifty per cent of the US adult population has been fully vaccinated, with 70 per cent of adults receiving at least one dose.