Stevie Nicks Calls Covid-19 Pandemic a ‘Real American Horror Story’
“If I get it, I will probably never sing again,” Nicks wrote, putting out an urgent call for mask-wearing as pandemic continues to spread (Rolling Stone)
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) August 11, 2020
Stevie Nicks recounted an eerily prescient storyline from her time on American Horror Story in a journal entry shared to Twitter — she also urged people to wear masks as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread.
The entry is dated August 10th, and Nicks posted it to Twitter Tuesday night, the 11th, opening with the couplet: “We still have our freedom. But we don’t have much time.” The musician went on to note the 22,000-plus spike in Covid-19 related deaths between her July 29th journal entry and this most recent one.
“ Is like a silent killer hiding in the shadows.” She also cited the long-term after-effects that are starting to emerge in Covid survivors, from micro-blood coughs to neurological problems to constant coughing.
“If I get it, I will probably never sing again,” Nicks wrote. “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.”
As for the American Horror Story comparison, Nicks noted that in a recent season of the show, an apocalypse takes place above ground and only the wealthiest people were able to shelter-in-place below ground. While the story itself was compelling, Nicks says she “felt the gravity of it even then… When those characters ventured out just for 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.