As the United States grapples with the spread of COVID-19, Fleetwood Mac lead singer Stevie Nicks is making a plea to her Twitter followers to wear face masks. The artist tweeted an entry from her personal journal, sharing intimate thoughts and feelings during this global pandemic.
Stevie talks about a musically-induced calm that brings her hope during these challenging times. But, her tone shifts soon after. “Right here in this moment, I feel hope. I feel happy. I feel safe. Tomorrow when I wake in the afternoon, the news will negate all this goodness until tomorrow night…”
Her message then focuses on prevention, urging everyone to wear a mask to protect themselves and others. “If everyone could just wear a mask and stay in as much as possible – you might be able to find this magical place I have found, in the early morning when everyone sleeps.”
Nicks’ ends the passage with a heartfelt plea for people to show greater empathy during the pandemic. “Please don’t throw the world away. Please don’t give up on humanity and let this virus win this war,” she said. “It’s up to us now — because nobody is helping us. Nobody is coming to our rescue. No one.”
She also drew reference to lyrics from a Rolling Stones’ classic, "Wild Horses."
“I may have my freedom – But I don’t have a lot of time…”
It’s been a difficult month for Stevie, after former Fleetwood Mac band member Peter Green passed away at 73, last week. She joined the band in 1975, after Green’s departure, but expressed regret not being able to share the stage. "I always hoped in my heart of hearts that that would happen."