Christine McVie has clarified some recent comments she made saying Fleetwood Mac may never tour again.
McVie told BBC Radio 2 regarding Fleetwood Mac's post-coronavirus touring plans, “That’s an impossible question to even answer. If we do, it would be without John [McVie] and without Stevie [Nicks], I think. 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.”
Regarding John McVie, Christine said he was “…feeling a little bit frail. He’s fine, but he just hasn’t got the heart for it anymore. He wants to get on his boat.” She also added, “You reach a certain age where you go, ‘Hey, I’m not going to bust a gut doing this anymore.'” While she mentioned that Mick Fleetwood would tour again “in a lightning strike,” Christine ruled out any touring whatsoever in 2021.
Since that answer went viral, McVie has told 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. To clarify my recent comments, I was specifically asked if Fleetwood Mac would tour again. I gave a cheeky answer indicating that the band might be ‘done with that’ or ‘you just never know.’ I always intended to convey that, particularly after the last year, we just don’t know what the future holds.”
McVie continued, “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. Fleetwood Mac is part of the DNA of who I am, and I know the same is true for Stevie, Mick and John. As for future touring………Who knows. We continue to hope for the best.”