Trisha Yearwood Thanks Dr. Fauci in Person Ahead of 2nd COVID Vaccine

Trisha Yearwood had one unforgettable weekend. In addition to watching her husband, Garth Brooks be the recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, Yearwood was also able to meet Dr. Anthony Fauci, and thank him in person for his work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Yesterday I received my 2nd shot,” Yearwood wrote. “Over the weekend, the opportunity to meet Dr. Fauci & thank him in person was not lost of me. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, reach out to your medical professional, ask questions & see what option is right for you.”

In a separate video on Facebook, Yearwood allowed fans to watch her receiving her second COVID vaccine, while sitting with Brooks and two nurses.

“We appreciate you so much,” Yearwood said, speaking to the nurses at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Thank you for everything that you have done and been through over the past year-plus.”

“The countless number of patients you have not  only taken care of, but taken their entire ride with them, and their families, you don’t know what a gift that is,” Brooks remarked. “And then somehow keeping you and your family safe through all of this, that’s crazy.”

Yearwood also commented on how many vaccines have been given out in Nashville alone.

“And we understand that you have not only set up testing sites, you have found crazy challenging ways to keep yourselves safe, and to keep all the patients safe, which we just know had to be a challenge,” she said. “You’ve also administered over 200,000 vaccinations. This is going to be at least 200,001.

“So, let’s just put this in concert terms,” Brooks added. “We’re doing a concert and you guys have been the band, crew, truck drivers, you’ve done it all. It’s show time, and you guys are the front act. Miss Yearwood and I, we’re the background vocals. We just want to say, ‘We love you, we love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Yearwood was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year, with some of the symptoms lingering for several weeks after she had otherwise recovered.

“I lost my taste and smell, so food is kind of different right now,” Yearwood revealed onThe Kelly Clarkson Show last month. “About five days in, I’m like, ‘Honey’ — because Garth makes my coffee every morning — I’m like ‘I love you, but this is weak coffee. I love you but, did you put coffee in here?’ And it was just like that. It’s been about eight weeks. It’s really weird. I think this is how normal people eat, so I think they eat when they’re hungry. This is my theory. And they stop when their full. It’s weird. Because it’s so much about taste and smell, and if you can’t smell, you don’t really [crave foods], So now it’s all about texture. I can tell if something’s spicy. That’s about it. Lots of hot sauce.”

Yearwood also praised her husband of 15 years for the way he took care of her when she was ill.

“He’s an alien, and I think we’ve proved this … I’m like, ‘You have to get away from me,’” Yearwood said. “‘You have to quarantine in another room.’ He’s like, ‘No, no. We’re in this together.’ I’m like, ‘Honey, I can not give Garth Brooks COVID. You can’t get it.’ And he never did. He had the vaccine; he didn’t have any [symptoms], not even a sore arm. He’s just an odd ball … I knew he wasn’t normal, but he’s an alien.”