Fleetwood Mac’s enigmatic lead singer, Stevie Nicks, is continuing to urge her followers and fans to wear a mask amid the current coronavirus pandemic.
Nicks, who has been spending her time in the health crisis lockdown by writing a public journal, has taken to her diary to detail her fears around the current virus.
“Are you aware, everyone, that if you survive this virus you will be fighting the after-effects for the rest of your life?” she said. “Micro-blood clots in all your organs; in your brain, neurological problems; a cough that rips your throat apart and keeps coming back.”
Concerned about the long-term effects of contracting COVID-19, Nicks wrote: “If I get it, I will probably never sing again,” she said. “Put me on a ventilator and I will be hoarse for the rest of my life~ I don’t have much time… I am 72 years old…This virus can kill you. It can kill me.
“Kill my chances of pulling on those boots and hitting the road~ Kill the chances that any of us in the music community will ever get back to the stage, because we would never put you in danger.”
Insisting that masks are the chance for the public to deal with the virus, Nicks added: “The masks and the distancing have now become a political statement. It is not political. It is a silent killer hiding in the shadows. It is stalking you. It doesn’t care who you are…It’s just looking for a victim,” she wrote. “And you don’t have much time.”
Speaking about the current situation in the US, she continued: “The season of American Horror Story I was in”, adding: “It was a great story, but I felt the gravity of it even then”
“What’s going on in our country now is a real ‘American Horror Story’. Nobody is leading us. Nobody has a plan,” she continued. “Unless people change their attitude from – ‘Oh this is such a bummer to stay in and wear a mask and follow the rules, and not party’, we will never get ahead of this virus.
“This virus can kill you. It can kill me. Kill my chances of pulling on those boots and hitting the road. Kill the chances that any of us in the music community will ever get back to the stage, because we would never put you in danger,” Nicks said, before urging people to “never take you and your life for granted”.
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