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.
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."
The family of a local radio talk show host recently hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 is sharing his story and how he is reconsidering the importance of the vaccine.