Family says conservative radio host has changed his tune on vaccines after he was hospitalized with Covid-19

For months, conservative Nashville, Tennessee-based radio host Phil Valentine has repeatedly made posts on multiple social media platforms telling his fans that if they weren't at risk for COVID-19, they shouldn't get the vaccine.

UPDATE: Phil Valentine's brother Mark confirmed on Facebook his brother made it through the night and now requires an EKMO machine for his lung and heart.

Phil Valentine update on Facebook 7/30/21

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Popular Nashville local radio host Phil Valentine has been placed on a ventilator.

Valentine was recently hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 and made headlines after saying he wished he had gotten the vaccine and supported it openly.

Valentine's brother, Mark Valentine, told News4 that Phil was placed on a ventilator on Wednesday.

The now pro-vaccine Valentine was doing alright when he first tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago. He was hospitalized a week later after he began experiencing COVID-19-related pneumonia.

As a conservative radio host, Phil Valentine has been vocal about his stance on vaccines. He was skeptical. 

Mark Valentine told News4 in a recent interview that, "If he had to do it over again, he would be more adamantly pro-vaccination, and that is what he will bring in his message when he gets back to that microphone which we hope is sooner rather than later." 

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