False: Lisa Marie Presley shared her COVID-19 vaccination experience on Facebook in March 2022.

By: Rahul Adhikari
January 18 2023

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False: Lisa Marie Presley shared her COVID-19 vaccination experience on Facebook in March 2022.


The Verdict False

A Facebook post by a blogger is being falsely shared to claim that late singer Lisa Marie Presley shared her COVID-19 vaccination experience.

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American songwriter and singer Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of famed singer Elvis Presley, died on January 12, hours after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. Since then, conspiratorial claims have run rampant on social media, linking her death to the COVID-19 vaccine and questioning whether her reported cardiac arrest arose from the vaccine.

In this context, several Facebook users shared a screenshot of a post on the platform dated March 12, 2022, claiming that Lisa Marie Presley had previously shared her COVID-19 vaccination experience. The screenshot in the viral post shows a lengthy update shared by a user named Lisa Marie. 

In Fact

However, a blogger with the same given name, Lisa Marie, shared her COVID-19 vaccination experience on her Facebook profile on March 12, 2022, not Lisa Marie Presley. The user also posted two photos of herself and wrote a lengthy caption expressing her initial fears about the vaccine and how she overcame that. Marie wrote, "The vaccines prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines are free, even if you don't have health insurance or aren't a U.S. citizen." Another part of the post read, "The idea of having a regular life like we used to, going out with family and friends and having quality time with them, motivated me to get vaccinated because I'm not only protecting myself, I'm also protecting others." Marie's post also carried several hashtags related to her purported place of residence - Austin, Texas - as well as her fashion blogging, clearly distinguishing herself from Presley.

After Presley's death, people took screenshots of Lisa Marie's Facebook post, cropped out the photo, and shared it with misleading claims. Presley's Facebook profile shows that she neither shared her vaccination experience nor asked people to get vaccinated. We also found no reports confirming whether Presley had taken the COVID-19 vaccine.

No reports or official statements have linked Presley's death with the COVID-19 vaccine. While The Associated Press reported that the singer appeared to have initially suffered a cardiac arrest, her mother, Priscilla, who released a statement about her death, did not provide any cause of death.

Furthermore, there is no evidence that people who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine are likely to suffer a cardiac arrest in the days or weeks after vaccination. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) published a report in April 2022 on COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis, noting, "The risk of getting myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination is very low." According to the BHF, studies looking at myocarditis and pericarditis after the vaccine have not found any increased risk of death or cardiac arrest compared with being unvaccinated.

Logically has reached out to the blogger Lisa Marie; if we receive a response we will update this check accordingly.

The Verdict

A Facebook post shared by a blogger named Lisa Marie has been falsely linked to Lisa Marie Presley and her death. The singer did not share her vaccination experience on Facebook; there is also no evidence that she was vaccinated or that her vaccination status led to her death. Therefore, we have marked the claim as false.

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