Stevie Nicks Reveals Her COVID Fears in Emotional Facebook Post

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Stevie Nicks is warning fans that they should wear a mask amid the pandemic because the coronavirus is “looking for a victim,” and she says, if she gets it, she will “probably never sing again.”

The Fleetwood Mac singer often uses her Facebook page as a place to publish her musings and “journal entries.” In one post shared earlier this week, she tore into those who are not complying with recommendations from the CDC and refuse to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“A lot of people still aren’t taking the wearing of a simple mask seriously — or, just trying to be aware of how close you are to others. 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,” wrote Nicks.  

The musician, who is scheduled to perform next year at Colorado’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival in September, expressed her fear for what would happen to her should she contract the virus and acknowledged her age as a factor.

“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,” she wrote.

Nicks went on to compare the world now to what happened during a season of American Horror Story that she guest-starred on. In one season of the anthology series, the show featured an apocalyptic storyline and Nicks says that’s what’s happening now.

“What’s going on in our country now, is a real American Horror Story. Nobody is leading us. Nobody has a plan. 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,” she wrote. “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 — never take you and your life for granted.”

As of this week, there have been than 20.6 million cases of COVID-19 across the planet and more than 749,000 people have died from it, according to Johns Hopkins University. You can protect yourself and others by following the CDC's recommended safety guidelines.

Tags: Navigating the Pandemic, Overcoming Adversity, Pop Culture

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Rose Low

Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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