Just one day after the United States surpassed China and Italy in the number of cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, Dolly Parton took to social media to share an uplifting, faith-filled message with her fans.
In the video, Parton admits the virus is scaring the “H-E-double-L out of us,” but encourages fans to lean on their faith in God to help get them through.
“I’m not making light of the situation,” she said in the clip. “Well, maybe I am because it’s the light I believe that’s gonna dissolve the situation. I think God in this. I really do. I think he’s trying to hold us up to the light so we can see ourselves and see each other through the eyes of love. I hope we learn that lesson.”
She continued to look ahead to happier times saying, “I think that when this passes, we are gonna all be better people. I know that I have a positive attitude about it as negative as it seems to be right now. Just keep the faith. Don’t be too scared, it’s gonna be alright.”
It’s been quite the week for Parton, who recently mourned the loss of her longtime friend and frequent collaborator, Kenny Rogers. After Rogers’ passing, Parton shared a video message to social media and got emotional while remembering her dear friend.
“I loved Kenny with all my heart. My heart is broken. A big ‘ole chunk of it has gone with him today,” she said. “I think that I can speak for all his family, his friends and fans when I say that I will always love you.”