Pop superstar Billie Eilish has some strong opinions about COVID-19 and the effectiveness of the vaccine. Recently, she revealed that the severity of her infection made her believe she “would have died” if she hadn’t been vaccinated.
The 19-year-old singer discussed her experience with the virus during an interview on “The Howard Stern Show” Monday. During the conversation, the “Happier Than Ever” composer explained how she contracted COVID-19 in August, and that she suffered from extreme symptoms despite having been vaccinated.
‘F*** that sh** dude,” Eilish said, according to Mediaite, “It was bad. I didn’t die, and I wasn’t going to die, but that does not take away from how miserable it was. It was terrible. I still have side effects, I was sick for like two months almost.”
She continued: “I want it to be clear it is because of the vaccine I’m fine. I think if I weren’t vaccinated I would have, like, died. Because it was bad. When I say it was bad, I more just mean it felt horrible. But really in the scheme of COVID it wasn’t bad.”
Eilish is convinced the vaccine is fully responsible for her recovery. “When you’re sick you feel f***ing horrible,” Eilish said. “The vaccine is f***ing amazing, it also saved [her brother] from getting [the virus], my parents from getting it, my friends from getting it.”
The singer is the latest celebrity to praise the COVID-19 vaccine. On a recent episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Fallon released a song in collaboration with Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion that encouraged everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for the holidays.
President Joe Biden shared a link to the music video from his official POTUS account, plus called into the show to discuss vaccines even more.
“People are worried and they’re worried about whether or not, you know, they have a brother or sister, uncle or aunt who has gotten COVID and they don’t know what to do about it,” Biden told Fallon, according to The Daily Wire. “There’s a lot of anxiety and my job is to be straightforward, shoot from the shoulder, let people know exactly what the truth is, and lay out how I’m going to try to make life better for them.”
Fallon talked about vaccine reluctance, then suggested that the younger set would help solve the problem.
“The COVID problem, I don’t know what else to do and how else to tell people to get the vaccine,” Fallon replied.
“At this point, just, I think people are going to do what they will, I guess, I don’t know what to say, but is it the youth that we have to — hope the kids get us out of this? Because, I mean, I got vaccinated, I got boosted, I got — whatever you want.”
Biden agreed when Fallon said how “important” the booster was to stay healthy.
“Well, it is, it’s really important, Jimmy,” Biden said. “Look, we’re so far ahead of the rest of the world in terms of the science, the technology to produce the vaccines. And now we’ve found out that if you have your two shots from Moderna or from Pfizer, or the one shot from [Johnson & Johnson], what happens is, this booster shot not only brings the levels back up of immunity, I mean, to deal with the fighting off the virus, any of the viruses, but it brings it up exponentially. So, if you wanna be sure you’re gonna be okay — and the other good news, Jimmy, is that we now have 5, 6, and 7-year-olds are able to be vaccinated, as well as teenagers. And so we’re moving. We’re moving.”
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