In a powerful journal entry, Stevie Nicks begs everyone to fight COVID-19 by wearing face masks.
On Tuesday, Stevie Nicks pleaded for everyone to wear face masks to protect themselves and others against COVID-19 infections. Stevie shared her most personal journal entry to date, describing the spike in cases as “a real American Horror Story.” “If I get it,” she wrote, “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.”
Stevie has endured asthma for most of her life, forcing her to cancel performances in the past. Last year, she battled influenza and pneumonia, resulting in her hospitalization and Fleetwood Mac subsequently postponing shows. She fully recovered, but her warnings are unsurprising given these underlining respiratory conditions.
So the message is clear… Help Keep Stevie Safe!
Read Stevie’s full journal entry below:
August 10th, 2020
We still have our freedom~
But we don’t have much time~
On July 29th, 2020 when I posted my journal entry about wearing masks, there were 141,430 deaths from COVID 19 in the United States.
Today, August 10th, 2020 there are 163,465 deaths from COVID 19 in the United States.
22,035 people have died in 13 days….
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.
And you don’t have much time…
Are you aware, everyone, that if you survive this virus~ you will be fighting the after effects for the rest of your life. Micro-blood clots~ in all your organs; in your brain~ neurological problems ; a cough that rips your throat apart and keeps coming back.
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….
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.
This is like the season of American Horror Story I was in. It had turned into an apocalypse above ground. A serious “shelter in place.” And unless you were a famous witch or a wealthy warlock or just a very rich person you did not get into one of the underground bunkers~ But if you did get in, you arrived in a beautifully tattered black Victorian carriage drawn by two noble, monstrous but dying ~ black horses. It was just a great story, but I felt the gravity of it even then… You did not want to leave that safe house because only death awaited you above ground. 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 ~
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.
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. Never put your family members who are older and more fragile in danger. 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.
163,465 people have died… It’s getting worse every day
Call it Armageddon
Call it a Pandemic
Call it the Apocalypse…
This is a real American Horror Story~
It is not a mini-series ~
It is a tragedy~
August 10th, 2020Journal EntryWe still have our freedom~But we don’t have much time~On July 29th, 2020 when I…
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) August 11, 2020