Stevie Nicks addressed followers ignoring COVID-19 prevention guidelines with a grim journal entry, imploring them to wear face masks or fall victim to an “American Horror Story.”
The Fleetwood Mac star tweeted pages from her personal journal, agonizing over the death toll from coronavirus 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…,” she writes. “It is stalking you. It doesn’t care who you are… It’s just looking for a victim.”
She then opines on potential long-term health risks associated with the virus, even putting her own legacy at risk. “Are you aware, everyone, that if you survive this virus – you will be fighting the after effects for the rest of your life. If I get it, I will probably never sing again.”
Nick’s ire seems focused on people gathering in large groups without masks. “Everyone gathering at the beaches – in the bars – block parties – etcetera… People are dying because people aren’t wearing their masks.”
Drawing on her acting work in American Horror Story, the artist warns of a theoretical apocalypse where “noble, monstrous but dying – black horses” gallop across a frayed hell-scape with people wearing “hazmat suits and black gas masks” to survive. “I found it terrifying,” she said. “It was the end of the world.”
Not to be out done, Stevie saves her most dire prognosis for the end. “Call it Armageddon. Call it a Pandemic. Call it the Apocalypse… This is a real American Horror Story.”
The message is a sheer departure from Nicks’ previous journal entries. Near the end of July, she tweeted a more positive and hopeful entry drawing reference to lyrics from a Rolling Stones’ classic, "Wild Horses."