On March 27, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died in Bogotá, Colombia. Shortly after, rumors began circulating online that Hawkins’ death was connected to the COVID-19 vaccine. One viral Facebook post claims that “Taylor Hawkins died from the jab.”
The post is accompanied by a screenshot of a New York Post article from March 27 with a headline reading “Taylor Hawkins’ heart weighed double that of an average man: report,” alongside a screenshot from the myocarditis foundation, highlighting the word “enlarges.”
Myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle, is also a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine in some young adults. In placing the two screenshots side by side, the post insinuates that the size of Hawkins’ heart was due to myocarditis from the COVID-19 vaccine.
But there is no evidence to suggest that.