Singer Dolly Parton receives a vaccination against the coronavirus disease. Reuters
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The Grammy-winning singer Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune "Jolene" is the just 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 legend turned 75 this year. In 2020, she donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research.
The country singer got a shot of the Moderna vaccine and joked on Instagram that she had got “a dose of her own medicine.”
Parton had earlier said that she was going to wait until it became more widely available because she didn't want to look like she was jumping the line, according to Associated Press.
The singer also posted a video to social media urging her followers to get the vaccination if they are eligible, and said that she was “old enough” and “smart enough” to get the jab.
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!”
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The singer, who has been making tweaks to an album that has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, appeared engrossed in the tunes during a daily walk.
Singer was recently forced to delay album's release due to coronavirus pandemic.
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Najah Salam was born on March 13, 1931, in Beirut. Her father is the artist and writer Muhyiddin Salam, one of the most prominent composers and oud players in Lebanon and the Arab world.
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