Sammy Hagar Vows To Perform Despite Coronavirus: ‘I’d Rather Personally Get Sick & Even Die’
Singer Sammy Hagar revealed that he still wants to play in person concerts despite the current coronavirus pandemic. The singer said, “I’d rather personally get sick and even die” in order to keep performing and help the economy.
Hagar told Rolling Stone in a piece about how 14 different artist were handling the pandemic. “I’ll be comfortable playing a show before there’s a vaccine, if it’s declining and seems to be going away,” he said. “I’m going to make a radical statement here. This is hard to say without stirring somebody up, but truthfully, I’d rather personally get sick and even die, if that’s what it takes.”
Hagar later added that he is willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for the country to go back to the way it was before the virus. “I would rather see everyone go back to work,” he said. “If some of us have to sacrifice on that, ok. I will die for my children and my grandchildren to have a life anywhere close to the life that I had in this wonderful country. That’s just the way that I feel about it.”
He closed by saying, “But there may be a time where we have to sacrifice. I mean, how many people die on the Earth every day? I have no idea. I’m sorry to say it, but we all gotta die, man.”
Many artists will be participating in drive-in concerts at theaters. Country singer Garth Brooks is set to perform in a one night only show at a drive–in movie theater on June 27. Travis McCready recently had a live show in Arkansas, starting up in person concerts since the stay at home order.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 11, 2020