‘Jesus is my reminder’: Billy Ray Cyrus fans confused by singer’s shirt in vaccine photo

Billy Ray Cyrus has caused confusion with his decision to wear a “Jesus is my reminder” shirt…while receiving his Covid-19 booster shot.

The country music star, 60, shared an Instagram post on April 7 showing him receiving the booster dose at a clinic in the United States, where several states are currently reporting a sharp rise in Covid infections.

In the photo, Cyrus – the father of pop star Miley Cyrus – can be seen wearing a black T-shirt with the phrase “Jesus is my booster” printed on it.

The musician’s caption read, “Jesus is my booster!” Shout out to #ahardworkingman and hardworking women for the daily elbow grease to keep this world safe and healthy.

Cyrus also thanked the volunteer who gave him his booster dose.

While the reaction to the post seemed mostly positive, a number of people said they were “disappointed” with the singer’s decision to get a Covid boost. Many seemed to believe that Cyrus’ shirt meant he was opposed to getting the vaccine.

“Eeeeek, I leave my health and immunity in healthy food, vitamins and Jesus,” said one.

Another comment read, “You took it???? So much for Jesus to be your reminder”

“Quite disappointed to see this,” one person wrote.

“Are we all still falling in love with the vaccine? noticed another.

Meanwhile, fans thanked Cyrus “for doing his part” and taking the vaccine as recommended by health and science officials.

The Independent has contacted Cyrus’ representative for comment.

FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks told reporters last week that he wouldn’t be surprised if the agency allowed another booster dose in the fall, to protect most Americans from latest mutations of the coronavirus.

He also issued a warning that declining vaccine protection, new variants and colder weather later this year could increase the risk of further outbreaks.

Elizabeth J. Harless