Fleetwood Mac: ‘Devastated’ Stevie Nicks cancels 2021 tour over her coronavirus concerns

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Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks has announced she will be cancelling her 2021 tour dates due to her concerns over coronavirus. The 73-year-old posted on her official Instagram account: “These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made. I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising Covid cases should be of concern to all of us.”

Stevie added: “While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.

“Because singing and performing have been my whole life, my primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer.

“I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look towards a brighter 2022.”

Last August, the Fleetwood Mac singer expressed fears that she might never sing again if she contracted coronavirus.

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Sharing her deep concerns over the pandemic at the time, Stevie wrote on Twitter: “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….”

Meanwhile, Stevie paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s co-founder Peter Green following his death last year.

Stevie admitted she wished she could have performed alongside Peter at some point.

The Fleetwood Mac star tweeted at the time: “I am sorry to hear about the passing of Peter Green. My biggest regret is that I never got to share the stage with him.

“I always hoped in my heart of hearts that it would happen. When I first listened to all the Fleetwood Mac records, I was very taken with his guitar playing.

“It was one of the reasons I was excited to join the band. His legacy will live on forever in the history books of Rock n Roll.”

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Stevie added: “It was in the beginning, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and I thank you, Peter Green, for that. You changed our lives…”

Fleetwood Mac haven’t toured since 2019, while there is hope for Lindsey Buckingham returning to the band.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Stevie’s former lover said: “There have been intimations from Mick [Fleetwood], who I’ve talked to several times, that he wants to try to get the five of us back together.

“Mick — he didn’t want to see me go in the first place — but he’s talking about that.”

Lindsey added: “I would never hang my hat on that. It’s really going to take Stevie coming to that point of view.

“And I haven’t spoken to Stevie in a long, long time, so I don’t know where that’s at. It’s certainly something that more than one person who is close to the situation has brought to me.

“Anything that anyone had an issue with, with me, was so small in comparison with other things we managed to rise above. So anyway, that’s a — perhaps slim — possibility.”

Lindsey was promoting his new self-titled solo album which is released on September 17, 2021.

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