“He realizes now that not receiving the vaccine led a lot of other people not to be vaccinated,”
he added in the interview. “And he regrets it.”
“This is a genuine danger, a real public health issue, and if he could go back in time, his casual attitude would not have been what it was, and he would have been vaccinating and urged everyone to get vaccinate,” he said.
Many people paid homage to the radio presenter after hearing of his passing.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said on Twitter,
“Maria and I are profoundly grieve by the death of Phil Valentine and pray for his family as they navigate the tough days ahead.”
“made an impact in life as a strong conservative voice,” said Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton.
“He will be sorely missed by everyone! The Valentine family and Phil’s radio family have our sincere thoughts and profound condolences “Sexton penned it.