Fleetwood Mac singer and keyboardist Christine McVie says if the band tours again, she thinks it will be without her ex-husband, bassist John McVie, and Stevie Nicks. She made the admission this past Sunday on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the ’70s.
Though she didn’t say why she thinks Stevie is done, she did say that John is “feeling a little bit frail” and “he just hasn’t got the heart” for touring. “It all looks very nice when you come and see the show, but the work that goes behind it to get to that point is unbelievable.”
And since Christine turns 78 this coming July, she questions her own involvement. “I think I’m getting a bit too old for it now — especially having had a year off. I don’t know if I could get myself back into it again… I know Mick [Fleetwood] would do it in a lightning strike, but I couldn’t possibly say.”
Fleetwood Mac’s last show was a 2019 benefit in San Francisco.
Fleetwood Mac‘s Christine McVie no doubt received a call from management after recently saying on BBC Radio 2 that should the band tour again, it will “be without John McVie and without Stevie Nicks.” She also added, “I think I’m getting a bit too old for it now, especially having had a year off. I don’t know if I can get myself back into it again.”
She now tells Rolling Stone, “First and foremost, I’m thrilled to see that everyone still cares so much about Fleetwood Mac, how humbling to know what a lasting impact this band has had.
“In no way are any members of Fleetwood Mac ‘done’ with being part of the band. If anyone took that from my statement, that was a misperception and not intended.