Did Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, die from his COVID-19 vaccine?!
Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!
Updated @ 2022-06-10 : Added Alison Hawkins’ official statement.
Updated @ 2022-03-29 : Added more details about Hawkins and his health.
Originally posted @ 2022-03-28
Claim : Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Died From COVID-19 Vaccine!
Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia on 25 March 2022.
Almost immediately after the news broke, people started claiming that he died from his COVID-19 vaccine. Here are a few examples…
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And yet another unexpected death but not for us. It’s a death from the Vaccine, which is happening over and over yet the Sheep still think it’s natural that fit and healthy did suddenly.
#FooFighters drummer Taylor Hawkins actual cause of death will never be revealed ! They will call it an overdose. Dave Grohl forced the vaccine on Taylor. Grohl more than likely is responsible for his demise. RIP Taylor !
Truth : Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Did NOT Die From Vaccine!
It’s becoming a tradition for anti-vaccination activists to immediately blame all celebrity deaths on the COVID-19 vaccine.
And yet again, they are wrong – Taylor Hawkins did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : Hawkins Complained Of Chest Pain Before Death
Hawkins actually called the hotel front desk for help, complaining of “chest pain”, and hotel staff immediately called emergency services while a private doctor tried to revive him.
Unfortunately, he did not respond, and was pronounced dead when emergency services arrived. The Bogota City Health Department issued a statement mentioning that :
With regards to the death of the American musician Taylor Hawkins in the neighborhood of Chapinero, which happened on Friday night, the City Health Department states the following:
The city’s Emergency Regulation Centre received an alert about a patient with chest pain in a hotel located in the north of the city.
An ambulance was sent to attend to this case. However when the health department teams arrived, they found a mobile response unit from the company EMI at the scene.
The health professional that was dealing with the emergency indicated attempts to revive the patient had been carried out but there had been no response and the patient was pronounced dead.
Fact #2 : Hawkins Had 10 Different Drugs In His System
After Hawkins died, his body was taken by the Colombian authorities for an autopsy, and a urine test found 10 different kinds of drugs in his system.
The Colombia Attorney General’s Office issued this statement on the initial autopsy findings :
Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins.
That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’ urine 10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.
The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins death.
Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office will continue with the investigation and reveal the results obtained as part of this investigation as appropriate.
Fact #3 : Autopsy Found An Enlarged Heart
The initial autopsy report also stated that his heart weighed “at least 600 grams” – twice the average for a man his age.
This finding of cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) suggests that he had a longstanding heart condition like heart failure, or cardiomyopathy.
Investigators have apparently concluded that he suffered a “sudden cardiac arrest” with a “cardiovascular collapse”, after overdosing on heroin, antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
Fact #4 : Hawkins Discovered Enlarged Heart In 2021
Interestingly, Hawkins himself may have discovered that he had an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) almost a year earlier.
On 15 June 2021, he did a Rolling Stone interview with Brian Hiatt, where he revealed that his doctor recently told him that he had a “big heart”.
I just found out from my doctor, got all my blood tests and my heart everything checked and he goes, “Dude, you’re in amazing shape. Your heart’s big, because you exercise a lot. It’s like a runner’s heart.”
Fact #5 : His Cardiomegaly May Be Due To Sleep Apnea
In the same Rolling Stone interview, Hawkins also revealed an interesting detail that many people missed – he was likely suffering from sleep apnea.
The only thing is, he said, “I think you have sleep apnea.” And my wife’s always saying you snore and you fucking make weird noises while you’re sleeping and stuff.
Untreated sleep apnea increases cardiovascular stress, which elevates blood pressure and forces the heart to work harder. This can result in an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) over time.
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Fact #6 : Hawkins Almost Died From Drug Overdose In 2001
Hawkins had a long history of drug use, and almost died from a heroin overdose in 2001. He recounted the incident in 2018 :
I was partying a lot. I wasn’t a junkie per se, but I was partying. There was a year where the partying just got a little too heavy.
Thank God on some level this guy gave me the wrong line with the wrong thing one night and I woke up going, ‘What the f**k happened?’ That was a real changing point for me.
Tragically, it appears that Hawkins overdosed again, but was not able to recover this time, due to his existing heart condition.
Fact #7 : COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Cause Cardiomegaly
Just to be clear – it is not possible for any COVID-19 vaccine to cause cardiomegaly.
Not only has there been no reported case of vaccine-induced cardiomegaly, it takes time for the heart to enlarge to such proportions.
In case you are wondering, vaccine-induced myocarditis (a rare risk factor for mRNA vaccines) cannot cause the heart to enlarge to such a large size in a matter of days.
For certain, his COVID-19 vaccination played no role in his death.
Fact #8 : His Wife Did Not Blame Vaccine For His Death
On 8 June 2022, Alison Hawkins posted a family statement on Instagram, thanking his fans and the Foo Fighter community for th eir love.
She notably did not blame COVID-19 vaccines for his death :
STATEMENT FROM THE HAWKINS FAMILY
My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me
during this time of unimaginable grief.
As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to “knocking your socks off” during every performance. Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.
Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.
In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.
Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too.
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