Dolly Parton sang her hit Joelene with a twist before getting a COVID vaccine this week, ABC reports.
In a social media post the country music singer, actor and humanitarian encouraged others to get the 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,” Parton sang before receiving her shot of the Moderna vaccine.
“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
In 2020, Parton donated $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville Tennessee for coronavirus research. The donation helped fund the vaccine.
Parton had earlier told the Associated Press that she was going to wait until it became more widely available because she did not want to look like she was jumping the line.
“I’m so excited. I’ve been waiting a while,” the singer said in the video.
“I’m old enough to get it and I’m smart enough to get it. I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine.
“But anyhow, I just wanted to encourage everybody because the sooner we get to feeling better, the sooner we are going to get back to being normal.”
Parton joked with the doctor ahead of jab and saying, “That didn’t hurt. Just stung a little bit. I did it! I did it!”