Although the slow rollout of the COVID vaccine here in Ireland is cause for some concern, it's being delivered steadily across the US for the past month or so.
While it's not yet at a rate that we'd probably all like, it's good to know that healthcare workers and the most vulnerable are receiving it and are now immune against the virus once they've received their first series of jabs with the vaccine.
Like most places in the world, the US rollout is immunising the aged and those with lung conditions, and among that category is aged country and western star Willie Nelson. In a Facebook post and subsequently confirmed by Rolling Stone, the 87-year old singer of 'On The Road Again', 'Always On My Mind' and 'Whiskey River' revealed that he's gotten his jab, with no blue eyes crying in the rain.
Nelson's wife, Annie D'Angelo-Nelson, told Rolling Stone that the legendary country singer held off getting vaccinated, as he wanted to make sure that he "wasn’t cutting anybody — in fact, the healthcare workers were kind of angry that we had waited so long, because he is 87 years old and has COPD."
Sure enough, the legendary country singer just can't wait to get on the road again, with his wife adding that he hopes to be back touring in the autumn months once enough people are vaccinated and live music can resume.
Indeed, Willie Nelson made a Dad joke about the whole thing. "Right now, we've got turd immunity."