Stevie Nicks famously appeared in season three of American Horror Story, but the icon says the United States’ current battle with the coronavirus is “A real ‘American Horror Story’.”
Nicks took to Twitter and shared a new entry for her personal journal where she dives deep on her fears surrounding COVID-19 and poignantly opens paraphrasing the lyrics to the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses”: “We still have our freedom — But we don’t have much time.”
Nicks writes, “On July 29, 2020 when I posted my journal entry about wearing masks, there were 141,430 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States. Today, August 10, 2020 there are 163,465 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States. 22,035 people have died in 13 days.”
After lamenting how some people are still not wearing masks and how people who recover from COVID-19 still suffer after affects, Nicks writes, “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.”
Nicks than compares the pandemic to the season of American Horror Story where she was a guest star writing, “It had turned into an apocalypse above ground. A serious ‘shelter in place.’ And unless you were a famous witch or a wealthy warlock or just a very rich person you did not get into one of the underground bunkers…It was just a great story, but I felt the gravity of it even then.
Nicks continues, “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 a party,’ we will never get ahead of this virus.”
Nicks drives her point further writing, “This virus can kill you. It can kill me. Kill my chances of pulling on those boots and hitting the road. Kill the chance that any of us in the music community will ever get back to the stage, because we would never put you in danger — never take you and your life for granted…Call it armageddon. Call is a pandemic. Call it the apocalypse…This is a real American Horror Story. It is not a mini-series — It is a tragedy.”
Nicks’ full journal entry can be read below.