Stevie Nicks begs fans to wear masks as catching COVID-19 would destroy her voice

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read
Inductee Stevie Nicks poses in the press room at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Stevie Nicks has urged fans to wear face masks and take coronavirus seriously. (AP)

Stevie Nicks has begged fans to wear face masks, claiming if she catches COVID-19 she “will probably never sing again”.

The 72-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer urged fans to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously, and adopt precautions to limit the spread of the virus.

Nicks wrote on her Facebook page: “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... 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.”

Read more: Antonio Banderas has tested positive for coronavirus

She went on: “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.”

The Go Your Own Way singer compared the pandemic to the 2018 Ryan Murphy TV series she guest-starred in, American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

She said: “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.”

Inductee Stevie Nicks, center, poses with from left, Mike Campbell, John McVie, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood in the press room at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Stevie Nicks with Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mike Campbell, John McVie, Christine McVie and Mick Fleetwood. (AP)

She added: “This is a real American Horror Story. It is not a mini-series – it is a tragedy.”

Read more: Mick Fleetwood confirms 'seven miles of cocaine' story

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974, along with her partner at the time, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

In 2019 she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of Fleetwood Mac and also as a solo artist.