Stevie Nicks Will ‘Probably Never Sing Again’ If She Gets Coronavirus
The legendary singer Stevie Nicks took to Facebook this week to urge fans to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously, calling it the “silent killer hiding in the shadows.”
“Everyone gathering at the beaches ~ in the bars~ block parties ~ etcetera ~ Let’s get drunk and make out and by the way ‘Can I have the other half of your drink?’~ We are heading for a crash; People are dying because people aren’t wearing their masks,” Nicks wrote in the Facebook post.
The Fleetwood Mac singer went on to say that COVID-19 “doesn’t care who you are…It’s just looking for a victim,” and that those who have struggled with the virus will grapple with the “after effects.”
“Are you aware, everyone, that if you survive this virus~ you will be fighting the after effects for the rest of your life,” Nicks wrote, citing “micro-blood clots” and “neurological problems.”
She then gave fans a grim warning about what would happen if she contracted the coronavirus.
“If I get it, I will probably never sing again. 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….,” Nicks wrote.
Not stopping there, she compared life in the COVID-19 era to the show “American Horror Story: Apocalypse,” which she appeared in two years ago.
“I felt the gravity of it even then… You did not want to leave that safe house because only death awaited you above ground,” Nicks said. “When those characters ventured out for just a moment~ They wore their hazmat suits and black gas masks~ no questions asked. I found it terrifying. It was the end of the world.”
The “Rhiannon” singer also made it clear that the coronavirus poses a major threat to human life.
“This virus can kill you. It can kill me,” she wrote. “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~ never take you and your life for granted.”
“Never put your family members who are older and more fragile in danger,” Nicks added. “You should feel the same. You take deadly chances because you think you’re immortal. You’re not. If you get this virus, your life will be forever changed. Your beauty will be stolen from you. You will age as you fight for your life. You will age as you fight your way back…if you survive.”