'Vaccine, vaccine': Dolly Parton sings Jolene rewrite before receiving COVID-19 shot
After receiving the vaccine, she said that the jab didn't hurt and "just stung a bit".
Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune Jolene is just the right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine.
“I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion. It goes, ‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don't hesitate,'" the actor, singer and humanitarian sang in a social media post on Tuesday, just before receiving her shot.
The Grammy-winning legend turned 75 this year. In 2020, she donated US$1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research.
Parton wore a purple shirt with shoulder cutouts just for the occasion and a matching purple mask. She put on a typical show, laughing, cracking jokes with the doctor and making sure her hair was looking good.
“That didn't hurt. Just stung a little bit," she said afterward. Then she smiled at the camera saying, “I did it! I did it!”