(CNN) — Dolly Parton, 75, is eligible to be inoculated against Covid-19, but has not yet received a vaccine, she told CNN, even though she donated $ 1 million for vaccine development.
“However, I’ll get it,” he said Thursday. I didn’t want to jump the line. I did not donate the money to be protected. I did it for everyone.
In his typical style, Parton gave the seven-figure sum to help fund part of the creation of the Modern vaccine.
It was a side effort by the country music legend, similar to another project Parton spoke to CNN about: reworking his famous song “9 to 5” as “5 to 9” for website creation and the Super Ad. Bowl of the e-commerce platform Squarespace.
In fact, shopping malls focus on how many people have side jobs and move beyond normal office hours.
I thought, well, why not? he said about modifying the lyrics of one of his classics. “You know, everyone knows the song as it is, but like me, a lot of people work from 9 to 5 and from 5 to 9, all the time.”
Parton sings the new song in the Super Bowl commercial, which was directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle and choreographed by Tony Award winner Justin Peck.
The singer is excited about the upcoming Super Bowl ad but objected to the idea that she would be a performer for the halftime show.
Years ago, Katy Perry wanted Parton to appear with her when she performed at the Super Bowl, but Parton couldn’t because her husband was in poor health at the time. Being the part-time interpreter takes a lot of work, Parton said, and more stress than she’d like to handle, though she’s not totally against it.
“It has always been a bit more pressure than I have been willing to face over the years to do everything on my own, but I’m sure I will eventually,” she said.
One thing Parton isn’t a fan of is a proposal to erect a statue in his honor in the capital of his home state of Tennessee.
While honored and flattered that people want to pay tribute to him, Parton said, “I personally don’t want that. I think it is something that can be done after I die.
There is also something else that she passed on.
Parton refused when the Trump administration twice presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, he recently told NBC’s “Today” show.
“I could not accept it because my husband was sick, and then they asked me again and I did not travel because of Covid,” she said.
Since then, Parton has heard from the Biden administration about receiving the award, but “now I feel like if I accept it I will go into politics, so I’m not sure,” the singer said.
Former President Barack Obama wishes he had given Parton the honor while he was in office, he said in December on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism